The Dependence of Frequency Distributions on Multiple Meanings of Words, Codes and Signs

  title={The Dependence of Frequency Distributions on Multiple Meanings of Words, Codes and Signs},
  author={Xiao-Yong Yan and Petter Minnhagen},
The dependence of the frequency distributions due to multiple meanings of words in a text is investigated by deleting letters. By coding the words with fewer letters the number of meanings per coded word increases. This increase is measured and used as an input in a predictive theory. For a text written in English, the word-frequency distribution is broad and fat-tailed, whereas if the words are only represented by their first letter the distribution becomes exponential. Both distribution are… CONTINUE READING
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