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Optimization models of natural communication

Author
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of quantitative linguistics
Date of publication
2018-07-03
Volume
25
Number
3
First page
207
Last page
237
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/09296174.2017.1366095 Open in new window
Project funding
Learning and Communication
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/119274 Open in new window
https://arxiv.org/abs/1412.2486 Open in new window
URL
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09296174.2017.1366095 Open in new window
Abstract
A family of information theoretic models of communication was introduced more than a decade ago to explain the origins of Zipf’s law for word frequencies. The family is a based on a combination of two information theoretic principles: maximization of mutual information between forms and meanings and minimization of form entropy. The family also sheds light on the origins of three other patterns: the principle of contrast; a related vocabulary learning bias; and the meaning-frequency law. Here ...
Citation
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. Optimization models of natural communication. "Journal of quantitative linguistics", 3 Juliol 2018, vol. 25, núm. 3, p. 207-237.
Keywords
Information theory, Linguistic laws, Principle of contrast, Self-organization
Group of research
LARCA - Laboratory of Relational Algorithmics, Complexity and Learnability

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