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Note: the largest public bibliography of references on Zipf’s law for word frequencies is available here. Here we only offer a selection of references on Zipf’s law on animal behavior and organic chemistry.


Hint for browsing: Heaps’ law is another name for Herdan’s law.

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1996

Burgos, Javier D

Fractal representation of the immune B cell repertoire Journal Article

In: Biosystems, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 19–24, 1996, ISSN: 0303-2647.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Zipf's law for word frequencies

Burgos, Javier D; Moreno-Tovar, Pedro

Zipf-scaling behavior in the immune system Journal Article

In: Biosystems, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 227 - 232, 1996, ISSN: 0303-2647.

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1994

Ficken, M S; Hailman, E D; Hailman, J P

The chick-a-dee call system of the Mexican chickadee Journal Article

In: Condor, vol. 96, pp. 70-82, 1994.

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Hailman, J P

Constrained permutation in 'chick-a-dee' like calls of a black-lored tit em Parus em Xanthogenys Journal Article

In: Bioacoustics, vol. 6, pp. 33-50, 1994.

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1990

Markov, Vladimir I; Ostrovskaya, Vera M

Organization of Communication System in Tursiops Truncatus Montagu Incollection

In: Thomas, Jeanette A; Kastelein, Ronald A (Ed.): Sensory Abilities of Cetaceans: Laboratory and Field Evidence, pp. 599–622, Springer US, Boston, MA, 1990, ISBN: 978-1-4899-0858-2.

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1989

Wilde, J; Schwibbe, H

Organizationsformen von Erbinformation Im Hinblick auf die Menzerathsche Regel Incollection

In: Altmann, G; Schwibbe, M H (Ed.): Das Menzerathsche Gesetz in informationsverarbeitenden Systemen, pp. 92-107, Olms, Hildesheim, 1989.

BibTeX | Tags: Menzerath-Altmann law

1988

Howes-Jones, Daryl; Barlow, Jon C; Museum., Royal Ontario

The structure of the call note system of the warbling vireo Book

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1988, (The authors actually reports evidence of an exponential-like distribution, rather than the power-law like distribution of Zipf's law for word frequencies.).

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1987

Hailman, J P; Ficken, M S; Ficken, R

Constraints on the structure of combinatorial "chick-a-dee" calls Journal Article

In: Ethology, vol. 75, pp. 62-80, 1987.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Zipf's law of abbreviation

1986

Bender, M L; Gill, Pritmohinder

The genetic code and Zipf's Law Journal Article

In: Current Anthropology, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 280–283, 1986, ISSN: 00113204, 15375382.

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1985

Hailman, J P; Ficken, M S; Ficken, R W

The 'chick-a-dee' calls of em Parus em atricapillus: a recombinant system of animal communication compared with written English Journal Article

In: Semiotica, vol. 56, pp. 121-224, 1985.

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1978

Ficken, Millicent S; Hailman, Jack P; Ficken, Robert W

A model of repetitive behaviour illustrated by chickadee calling Journal Article

In: Animal Behaviour, vol. 26, pp. 630 - 631, 1978, ISSN: 0003-3472.

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