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Compression as a universal principle of animal behavior

Autor
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R.; Hernandez Fernandez, A.; Lusseau, D.; Agoramoorthy, G.; Hsu, M.; Semple, S.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
Cognitive science
Data de publicació
2013
Volum
37
Número
8
Pàgina inicial
1565
Pàgina final
1578
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12061 Obrir en finestra nova
Repositori
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/24008 Obrir en finestra nova
URL
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cogs.12061/abstract Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
A key aim in biology and psychology is to identify fundamental principles underpinning the behavior of animals, including humans. Analyses of human language and the behavior of a range of non-human animal species have provided evidence for a common pattern underlying diverse behavioral phenomena: Words follow Zipf’s law of brevity (the tendency of more frequently used words to be shorter), and conformity to this general pattern has been seen in the behavior of a number of other animals. It has...
Citació
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. [et al.]. Compression as a universal principle of animal behavior. "Cognitive science", 2013, vol. 37, núm. 8, p. 1565-1578.
Paraules clau
Animal behavior, Compression, Language, Law of brevity, Linguistic universals
Grup de recerca
LARCA - Laboratori d'Algorísmia Relacional, Complexitat i Aprenentatge

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