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Modelling Zipfian Distributions in LanguagePDF
Proceedings of Language Evolution and Computation Workshop/Course at ESSLLI, pages 62-75, 2003
GK Zipf famously discussed a number of patterns in the distributions of linguistic units, such as words and phonemes, in texts. We address several of these here, and attempt to explain their origins in terms of simple principles of language use, including, but going beyond, ...