Zipf's law

Known as: Zipf's laws, Zipf distribution, Zipf 
Zipf's law /ˈzɪf/ is an empirical law formulated using mathematical statistics that refers to the fact that many types of data studied in the… (More)
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2010
2010
Why does Zipf’s law give a good description of data from seemingly completely unrelated phenomena? Here it is argued that the… (More)
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2004
Review
2004
When the probability of measuring a particular value of some quantity varies inversely as a power of that value, the quantity is… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Zipf's law governs many features of the Internet. Observations of Zipf distributions, while interesting in and of themselves… (More)
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2002
2002
At the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Kingsley Zipf, one striking fact about the statistical regularity that bears his… (More)
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2002
2002
Random-text models have been proposed as an explanation for the power law relationship between word frequency and rank, the so… (More)
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2001
2001
One of the main activities of Web users, known as ‘surfing’, is to follow links. Lengthy navigation often leads to disorientation… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Zipf ’s law is a very tight constraint on the class of admissible models of local growth. It says that for most countries the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
| This paper addresses two unresolved issues about web caching. The rst issue is whether web requests from a xed user community… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Recently I have been intrigued by the reappearance of an old friend, George Kingsley Zipf, in a number of not entirely expected… (More)
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Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
It is shown that the distribution of word frequencies for randomly generated texts is very similar to Zipf's law observed in… (More)
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