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2020

Favaro, Livio; Gamba, Marco; Cresta, Eleonora; Fumagalli, Elena; Bandoli, Francesca; Pilenga, Cristina; Isaja, Valentina; Mathevon, Nicolas; Reby, David

Do penguins' vocal sequences conform to linguistic laws? Journal Article

Biology Letters, 16 (2), pp. 20190589, 2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Menzerath-Altmann law, Zipf's law of abbreviation

Huang, Mingpan; Ma, Haigang; Ma, Changyong; Garber, Paul A; Fan, Pengfei

Male gibbon loud morning calls conform to Zipf's law of brevity and Menzerath's law: insights into the origin of human language Journal Article

Animal Behaviour, 160 , pp. 145 - 155, 2020, ISSN: 0003-3472.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Menzerath-Altmann law, Zipf's law of abbreviation

2017

Fedurek, Pawel; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Semple, Stuart

Trade-offs in the production of animal vocal sequences: insights from the structure of wild chimpanzee pant hoots Journal Article

Frontiers in Zoology, 14 (1), pp. 50, 2017, ISSN: 1742-9994.

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2016

Gustison, Morgan L; Semple, Stuart; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon; Bergman, Thore J

Gelada vocal sequences follow Menzerathtextquoterights linguistic law Journal Article

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113 (19), pp. E2750–E2758, 2016, ISSN: 0027-8424.

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2015

Shahzad, Khuram; Mittenthal, Jay E; Caetano-Anollés, Gustavo

The organization of domains in proteins obeys Menzerath-Altmann's law of language Journal Article

BMC Systems Biology, 9 (1), pp. 44, 2015, ISSN: 1752-0509.

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Eroglu, Sertac

Self-organization of genic and intergenic sequence lengths in genomes: Statistical properties and linguistic coherence Journal Article

Complexity, 21 (1), pp. 268-282, 2015.

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2014

Nikolaou, Christoforos

Menzerath–Altmann law in mammalian exons reflects the dynamics of gene structure evolution Journal Article

Computational Biology and Chemistry, 53 , pp. 134 - 143, 2014, ISSN: 1476-9271, (Complexity in Genomes).

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Hernández-Fernández, A; Baixeries, J; Ł, ; Mačutek, J

When is Menzerath-Altmann law mathematically trivial? A new approach Journal Article

Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, 13 , pp. 633-644, 2014.

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2013

Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon; Baixeries, Jaume; Hernández-Fernández, Antoni

Erratum to “Random models of Menzerath–Altmann law in genomes” (BioSystems 107(3) (2012) 167–173) Journal Article

Biosystems, 111 (3), pp. 216 - 217, 2013, ISSN: 0303-2647.

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Baixeries, Jaume; Hernández-Fernández, Antoni; Forns, Núria; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon

The Parameters of the Menzerath-Altmann Law in Genomes Journal Article

Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 20 (2), pp. 94-104, 2013.

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Ferrer-I-Cancho, Ramon; Forns, Núria; Hernández-Fernández, Antoni; Bel-enguix, Gemma; Baixeries, Jaume

The challenges of statistical patterns of language: The case of Menzerath's law in genomes Journal Article

Complexity, 18 (3), pp. 11-17, 2013.

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2012

Li, Wentian

Menzerath's law at the gene-exon level in the human genome Journal Article

Complexity, 17 (4), pp. 49-53, 2012.

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Baixeries, Jaume; Hernández-Fernández, Antoni; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon

Random models of Menzerath–Altmann law in genomes Journal Article

Biosystems, 107 (3), pp. 167 - 173, 2012, ISSN: 0303-2647.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Menzerath-Altmann law

2011

Hernández-Fernández, Antoni; Baixeries, Jaume; Forns, Núria; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon

Size of the Whole versus Number of Parts in Genomes Journal Article

Entropy, 13 (8), pp. 1465–1480, 2011, ISSN: 1099-4300.

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2010

Solé, Ricard V

Genome size, self-organization and DNA's dark matter Journal Article

Complexity, 16 (1), pp. 20-23, 2010.

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Ferrer-I-Cancho, Ramon; Forns, Núria

The self-organization of genomes Journal Article

Complexity, 15 (5), pp. 34-36, 2010.

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1989

Wilde, J; Schwibbe, H

Organizationsformen von Erbinformation Im Hinblick auf die Menzerathsche Regel Incollection

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

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