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The meaning-frequency law in Zipfian optimization models of communication

Autor
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
Glottometrics
Data de publicació
2016-10-10
Volum
35
Pàgina inicial
28
Pàgina final
37
Repositori
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/95871 Obrir en finestra nova
https://arxiv.org/abs/1409.7275 Obrir en finestra nova
URL
http://www.ram-verlag.eu/journals-e-journals/glottometrics/ Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
According to Zipf’s meaning-frequency law, words that are more frequent tend to have more meanings. Here it is shown that a linear dependency between the frequency of a form and its number of meanings is found in a family of models of Zipf’s law for word frequencies. This is evidence for a weak version of the meaning-frequency law. Interestingly, that weak law (a) is not an inevitable of property of the assumptions of the family and (b) is found at least in the narrow regime where those mode...
Citació
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. The meaning-frequency law in Zipfian optimization models of communication. "Glottometrics", 10 Octubre 2016, vol. 35, p. 28-37.
Paraules clau
Linguistic universals, Meaning-frequency relationship, Optimization of communication, Zipf’s law
Grup de recerca
LARCA - Laboratori d'Algorísmia Relacional, Complexitat i Aprenentatge

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