How valid is Zipf's law?

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How valid is Zipf's law?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:29 pm

Has to do with the frequency of words in a text.

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Re: How valid is Zipf's law?

Post by Dalek Prime » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:54 pm

What? No quick explanatory link?

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Re: How valid is Zipf's law?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:07 am

Dalek Prime wrote:What? No quick explanatory link?
It's not quick, but it'll do:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zipf%27s_law

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Re: How valid is Zipf's law?

Post by Dalek Prime » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:16 am

Yeah, I'll pass lol!

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Re: How valid is Zipf's law?

Post by attofishpi » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:19 pm

I quite like vsauce, here he is on the subject.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCn8zs912OE

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