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The entropy of words-learnability and expressivity across more than 1000 languages

Autor
Bentz, C.; Alikaniotis, D.; Cysouw, M.; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
Entropy: international and interdisciplinary journal of entropy and information studies
Data de publicació
2017-06-01
Volum
19
Número
6
Pàgina inicial
1
Pàgina final
32
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3390/e19060275 Obrir en finestra nova
Repositori
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/106703 Obrir en finestra nova
URL
http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/19/6/275 Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
The choice associated with words is a fundamental property of natural languages. It lies at the heart of quantitative linguistics, computational linguistics and language sciences more generally. Information theory gives us tools at hand to measure precisely the average amount of choice associated with words: the word entropy. Here, we use three parallel corpora, encompassing ca. 450 million words in 1916 texts and 1259 languages, to tackle some of the major conceptual and practical problems of w...
Citació
Bentz, C., Alikaniotis, D., Cysouw, M., Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. The entropy of words-learnability and expressivity across more than 1000 languages. "Entropy: international and interdisciplinary journal of entropy and information studies", 1 Juny 2017, vol. 19, núm. 6, p. 1-32.
Paraules clau
Entropy rate, Quantitative language typology, Unigram entropy
Grup de recerca
LARCA - Laboratori d'Algorísmia Relacional, Complexitat i Aprenentatge

Participants

  • Bentz, Chris  (autor)
  • Alikaniotis, Dimitrios  (autor)
  • Cysouw, Michael  (autor)
  • Ferrer Cancho, Ramon  (autor)

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