Rank-frequency distribution of natural languages: A difference of probabilities approach

• The dynamics of frequency-rank relations in six languages is analyzed.

• Acceptable agreement is found for the quenched rank frequency data of these languages.

• This approach might find applications in other ranked systems, such as sports.

 

Rank-frequency distribution of natural languages: A difference of probabilities approach

Germinal Cocho, Rosalío F. Rodríguez, Sergio Sánchez, Jorge Flores, Carlos Pineda, Carlos Gershenson

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume 532, 15 October 2019, 121795

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