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2014

Cadeddu, Andrea; Wylie, Elizabeth K; Jurczak, Janusz; Wampler-Doty, Matthew; Grzybowski, Bartosz A

Organic Chemistry as a Language and the Implications of Chemical Linguistics for Structural and Retrosynthetic Analyses Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (31), pp. 8108-8112, 2014.

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2012

Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon; McCowan, Brenda

The span of correlations in dolphin whistle sequences Journal Article

Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2012 (06), pp. P06002, 2012.

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Freeberg, T M; Lucas, J R

Information theoretical approaches to chick-a-dee calls of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis) Journal Article

Journal of Comparative Psychology, 126 , pp. 68–81, 2012.

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2011

Doyle, Laurance R; McCowan, Brenda; Johnston, Simon; Hanser, Sean F

Information theory, animal communication, and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence Journal Article

Acta Astronautica, 68 (3), pp. 406 - 417, 2011, ISSN: 0094-5765, (SETI Special Edition).

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2010

Genty, Emilie; Byrne, Richard W

Why do gorillas make sequences of gestures? Journal Article

Animal Cognition, 13 (2), pp. 287-301, 2010, ISSN: 1435-9456.

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2007

Lucas, Jeffrey R; Freeberg, Todd M

“Information” and the chick-a-dee call: Communicating with a complex vocal system Incollection

Otter, K (Ed.): Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: An Integrated Approach, pp. 199-213, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007.

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2005

McCowan, B; Doyle, L R; Jenkins, J M; Hanser, S F

The appropriate use of Zipf's law in animal communication studies Journal Article

Animal Behaviour, 69 (1), pp. F1 - F7, 2005, ISSN: 0003-3472.

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Suzuki, Ryuji; Buck, John R; Tyack, Peter L

The use of Zipf's law in animal communication analysis Journal Article

Animal Behaviour, 69 (1), pp. F9 - F17, 2005, ISSN: 0003-3472.

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2002

McCowan, B; Doyle, L R; Hanser, S F

Using information theory to assess the diversity, complexity and development of communicative repertoires Journal Article

Journal of Comparative Psychology, 116 , pp. 166-172, 2002.

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Searls, David B

The language of genes Journal Article

Nature, 420 (6912), pp. 211-217, 2002, ISSN: 1476-4687.

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1999

McCowan, Brenda; Hanser, Sean F; Doyle, Laurance R

Quantitative tools for comparing animal communication systems: information theory applied to bottlenose dolphin whistle repertoires Journal Article

Animal Behaviour, 57 (2), pp. 409 - 419, 1999, ISSN: 0003-3472.

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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

Condor, 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

Bioacoustics, 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

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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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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