Scientific publications

2021

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Gómez-Rodríguez, C; Esteban, J L

Bounds of the variation of the sum of edge lengths in linear arrangements of trees Journal Article

Journal of Statistical Mechanics, pp. 023403, 2021.

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Alemany-Puig, L; Esteban, J L; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Minimum projective linearizations of trees in linear time Journal Article

under review, 2021.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: network science, word order

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Gómez-Rodríguez, C

Anti dependency distance minimization in short sequences. A graph theoretic approach Journal Article

Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 28 (1), pp. 50-76, 2021, (published online in 2019).

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2020

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Gómez-Rodríguez, Esteban J L C; Alemany-Puig, L

The optimality of syntactic dependency distances Journal Article

pp. under review, 2020.

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Gómez-Rodríguez, C; Christiansen, M H; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Memory limitations are hidden in grammar Journal Article

pp. under review, 2020.

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Alemany-Puig, L; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Fast calculation of the variance of edge crossings in random linear arrangements Journal Article

pp. under review, 2020.

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Alemany-Puig, L; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Edge crossings in random linear arrangements Journal Article

Journal of Statistical Mechanics, (2), pp. 023403, 2020.

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Alemany-Puig, L; Mora, M; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Reappraising the distribution of the number of edge crossings of graphs on a sphere Journal Article

Journal of Statistical Mechanics, pp. 083401, 2020.

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Corral, A; Serra, I; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Distinct flavors of Zipf's law and its maximum likelihood fitting: Rank-size and size-distribution representations Journal Article

Physical Review E, pp. 052113, 2020.

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

2019

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Bentz, C; Seguin, C

Optimal coding and the origins of Zipfian laws Journal Article

Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, pp. in press, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: information theory, Zipf's law for word frequencies, Zipf's law of abbreviation

Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon

SyntaxFest 2019 Invited talk - Dependency distance minimization: facts, theory and predictions Inproceedings

Proceedings of the First Workshop on Quantitative Syntax (Quasy, SyntaxFest 2019), pp. 1–1, Association for Computational Linguistics, Paris, France, 2019.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

SyntaxFest 2019 Invited talk - Dependency distance minimization: facts, theory and predictions Inproceedings

Proceedings of the First Workshop on Quantitative Syntax (Quasy, SyntaxFest 2019), pp. 1–1, Association for Computational Linguistics, Paris, France, 2019.

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Hernández, A; i Cancho, Ferrer R

Lingüística cuantitativa. La estadística de las palabras Book

EMSE EDAPP y Prisanoticas Colecciones, 2019, (English title: Quantitative linguistics. The statistics of words).

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Casas, B; Hernández-Fernández, A; Catal`a, N; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Baixeries, J

Polysemy and brevity versus frequency in language Journal Article

Computer Speech and Language, 58 , pp. 19 – 50, 2019.

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Heesen, R; Hobaiter, C; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Semple, S

Linguistic laws in chimpanzee gestural communication Journal Article

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286 , pp. 20182900, 2019.

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

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

The sum of edge lengths in random linear arrangements Journal Article

Journal of Statistical Mechanics, pp. 053401, 2019.

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2018

Casas, B; Catal`a, N; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Hernández-Fernández, A; Baixeries, J

The polysemy of the words that children learn over time Journal Article

Interaction Studies, 19 , pp. 389 – 426, 2018.

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Chen, X; Gómez-Rodríguez, C C; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

A dependency look at the reality of constituency Journal Article

Glottometrics, 40 , pp. 104-106, 2018.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Gómez-Rodríguez, C; Esteban, J L

Are crossing dependencies really scarce? Journal Article

Physica A, 493 , pp. 311-329, 2018.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Vitevitch, M

The origins of Zipf's meaning-frequency law Journal Article

Journal of the American Association for Information Science and Technology, 69 , pp. 1369–1379, 2018.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Optimization models of natural communication Journal Article

Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 25 , pp. 207-237, 2018.

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2017

Elvevåg, B; Foltz, P W; Rosenstein, M; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Deyne, De S; Mizraji, E; Cohen, A

Thoughts About Disordered Thinking: Measuring and Quantifying the Laws of Order and Disorder Journal Article

Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43 (3), pp. 509-513, 2017.

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Bentz, C; Alikaniotis, D; Cysouw, M; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

The entropy of words - Learnability and expressivity across more than 1000 languages Journal Article

Entropy, 19 (6), 2017.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

A commentary on ``The now-or-never bottleneck: a fundamental constraint on language'', by Christiansen and Chater (2016) Journal Article

Glottometrics, 38 , pp. 107-111, 2017.

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Gómez-Rodríguez, C; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Scarcity of crossing dependencies: a direct outcome of a specific constraint? Journal Article

Physical Review E, 96 , pp. 062304, 2017.

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Esteban, J L; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

A correction on Shiloach's algorithm for minimum linear arrangement of trees Journal Article

SIAM Journal of Computing, 46 , pp. 1146-1151, 2017.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Random crossings in dependency trees Journal Article

Glottometrics, 37 , pp. 1-12, 2017.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

The placement of the head that maximizes predictability. An information theoretic approach Journal Article

Glottometrics, 39 , pp. 38-71, 2017.

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2016

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

The optimality of attaching unlinked labels to unlinked meanings Journal Article

Glottometrics, 36 , pp. 1-16, 2016.

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Lozano, A; Casas, B; Bentz, C; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Fast calculation of entropy with Zhang's estimator Incollection

Knight, Macutek Kelih J E R; Wilson, A (Ed.): Issues in Quantitative Linguistics 4. Dedicated to Reinhard Köhler on the occasion of his 65th birthday, pp. 273-285, RAM-Verlag, Lüdenscheid, 2016, (No. 23 of the series ``Studies in Quantitative Linguistic'').

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Bentz, C; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Zipf's law of abbreviation as a language universal Inproceedings

Bentz, Christian; Jäger, Gerhard; Yanovich, Igor (Ed.): Proceedings of the Leiden Workshop on Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics, University of Tübingen, 2016.

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Kershenbaum, Arik; Blumstein, Daniel T; Roch, Marie A; Akçay, Çağlar; Backus, Gregory; Bee, Mark A; Bohn, Kirsten; Cao, Yan; Carter, Gerald; Cäsar, Cristiane; Coen, Michael; DeRuiter, Stacy L; Doyle, Laurance; Edelman, Shimon; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon; Freeberg, Todd M; Garland, Ellen C; Gustison, Morgan; Harley, Heidi E; Huetz, Chloé; Hughes, Melissa; Bruno, Julia Hyland; Ilany, Amiyaal; Jin, Dezhe Z; Johnson, Michael; Ju, Chenghui; Karnowski, Jeremy; Lohr, Bernard; Manser, Marta B; McCowan, Brenda; Mercado, Eduardo; Narins, Peter M; Piel, Alex; Rice, Megan; Salmi, Roberta; Sasahara, Kazutoshi; Sayigh, Laela; Shiu, Yu; Taylor, Charles; Vallejo, Edgar E; Waller, Sara; Zamora-Gutierrez, Veronica

Acoustic sequences in non-human animals: a tutorial review and prospectus Journal Article

Biological Reviews, 91 (1), pp. 13–52, 2016.

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Hernández-Fernández, A; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

The infochemical core Journal Article

Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 23 , pp. 133-153, 2016.

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Hernández-Fernández, A; Casas, B; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Baixeries, J

Testing the robustness of laws of polysemy and brevity versus frequency Inproceedings

Král, P; Martín-Vide, C (Ed.): 4th International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing (SLSP 2016). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9918, pp. 19–29, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: child language, Zipf's law of abbreviation, Zipf's meaning-frequency law

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Non-crossing dependencies: least effort, not grammar Incollection

Mehler, A; ü, A L; Banisch, S; Blanchard, P; Job, B (Ed.): Towards a theoretical framework for analyzing complex linguistic networks, pp. 203-234, Springer, Berlin, 2016.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Kauffman's adjacent possible in word order evolution Inproceedings

The evolution of language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11), 2016.

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Gustison, M L; Semple, S; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Bergman, T

Gelada vocal sequences follow Menzerath's linguistic law Journal Article

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 13 , pp. E2750–E2758, 2016.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Gómez-Rodríguez, C

Liberating language research from dogmas of the 20th century. Journal Article

Glottometrics, 33 , pp. 33-34, 2016.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Compression and the origins of Zipf's law for word frequencies Journal Article

Complexity, 21 , pp. 409-411, 2016.

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Esteban, J L; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Gómez-Rodríguez, C

The scaling of the minimum sum of edge lengths in uniformly random trees Journal Article

Journal of Statistical Mechanics, pp. 063401, 2016.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

The meaning-frequency law in Zipfian optimization models of communication Journal Article

Glottometrics, 35 , pp. 28-37, 2016.

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2015

Bentz, C; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Zipf's law of abbreviation as a language universal Inproceedings

Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics, Lorentz Center Workshop, Leiden, 2015.

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Semple, S; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Bergman, T; Hsu, M; Agoramoorthy, G; Gustison, M

Linguistic laws in primate vocal communication Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 6th European Federation for Primatology Meeting, XXII Italian Association of Primatology Congress Rome, Italy, August 25-28. Folia Primatologica 86, 357, 2015.

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Corral, A; Boleda, G; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Zipf's law for word frequencies: word forms versus lemmas in long texts Journal Article

PLoS ONE, 10 , pp. e0129031, 2015.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Bentz, C; Seguin, C

Compression and the origins of Zipf's law of abbreviation Journal Article

http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.04884, 2015.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Gómez-Rodríguez, C

Crossings as a side effect of dependency lengths Journal Article

Complexity, 21 , pp. 320-328, 2015.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Reply to the commentary ``Be careful when assuming the obvious'', by P. Alday Journal Article

Language Dynamics and Change, 5 , pp. 147-155, 2015.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

The placement of the head that minimizes online memory. A complex systems approach Journal Article

Language Dynamics and Change, 5 , pp. 114-137, 2015.

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2014

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

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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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Beyond description. Comment on "Approaching human language with complex networks" by Cong & Liu Journal Article

Physics of Life Reviews, 11 , pp. 621-623, 2014.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Towards a theory of word order. Comment on "Dependency distance: A new perspective on syntactic patterns in natural language" by Haitao Liu et al. Journal Article

Physics of Life Reviews, 21 , pp. 218-220, 2014.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Why might SOV be initially preferred and then lost or recovered? A theoretical framework Inproceedings

Cartmill, E A; Roberts, S; Lyn, H; Cornish, H (Ed.): THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (EVOLANG10), pp. 66-73, Wiley, Vienna, Austria, 2014, (Evolution of Language Conference (Evolang 2014), April 14-17).

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

What if we are not at the center? Inproceedings

THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (EVOLANG10), Wiley, Vienna, Austria, 2014, (Evolution of Language Conference (Evolang 2014), April 14-17).

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

A stronger null hypothesis for crossing dependencies Journal Article

Europhysics Letters, 108 , pp. 58003, 2014.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Liu, H

The risks of mixing dependency lengths from sequences of different length Journal Article

Glottotheory, 5 , pp. 143-155, 2014.

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2013

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

Erratum to "Random models of Menzerath-Altmann law in genomes" (BioSystems 107 (3), 167-173) Journal Article

Biosystems, 111 (3), pp. 216-217, 2013.

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Baixeries, J; Hernández-Fernández, A; Forns, N; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

The parameters of Menzerath-Altmann law in genomes Journal Article

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

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Baixeries, J; Elvevåg, B; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

The evolution of the exponent of Zipf's law in language ontogeny Journal Article

PLoS ONE, 8 (3), pp. e53227, 2013.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: child language, vocabulary learning, Zipf's law for word frequencies

Baronchelli, A; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Pastor-Satorras, R; Chatter, N; Christiansen, M H

Networks in cognitive science Journal Article

Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17 , pp. 348-360, 2013.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Debowski, L; del Martín, Moscoso Prado F

Constant conditional entropy and related hypotheses Journal Article

Journal of Statistical Mechanics, pp. L07001, 2013.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Hubiness, length, crossings and their relationships in dependency trees Journal Article

Glottometrics, 25 , pp. 1-21, 2013.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Hernández-Fernández, A

The failure of the law of brevity in two New World primates. Statistical caveats Journal Article

Glottotheory, 4 (1), 2013.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Hernández-Fernández, A; Lusseau, D; Agoramoorthy, G; Hsu, M J; Semple, S

Compression as a universal principle of animal behavior Journal Article

Cognitive Science, 37 (8), pp. 1565-1578, 2013.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Forns, N; Hernández-Fernández, A; Bel-Enguix, G; Baixeries, J

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

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

Random models of Menzerath-Altmann law in genomes Journal Article

Biosystems, 107 , pp. 167-173, 2012.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; McCowan, B

The span of dependencies in dolphin whistle sequences Journal Article

Journal of Statistical Mechanics, pp. P06002, 2012.

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2011

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; del Martín, Moscoso Prado F

Information content versus word length in random typing Journal Article

Journal of Statistical Mechanics, pp. L12002, 2011.

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Hernández-Fernández, A; Baixeries, J; Forns, N; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Size of the whole versus number of parts in genomes Journal Article

Entropy, 13 , pp. 1465-1480, 2011.

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2010

Kello, C T; Brown, G D A; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Holden, J G; Linkenkaer-Hansen, K; Rhodes, T; Orden, Van G C

Scaling laws in cognitive sciences Journal Article

Trends in cognitive sciences, 14 (5), pp. 223–232, 2010.

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2009

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Gavald`a, R

The frequency spectrum of finite samples from the intermittent silence process Journal Article

Journal of the American Association for Information Science and Technology, 60 (4), pp. 837-843, 2009.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Forns, N

The self-organization of genomes Journal Article

Complexity, 15 (5), pp. 34-36, 2009.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; McCowan, B

A law of word meaning in dolphin whistle types Journal Article

Entropy, 11 (4), pp. 688-701, 2009.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Lusseau, D

Efficient coding in dolphin surface behavioral patterns Journal Article

Complexity, 14 (5), pp. 23-25, 2009.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Elvevåg, B

Random texts do not exhibit the real Zipf's-law-like rank distribution Journal Article

PLoS ONE, 5 (4), pp. e9411, 2009.

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2008

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Lorenzo, G; Longa, V

Long-distance dependencies are not uniquely human Incollection

Smith, A D M; Smith, K; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R (Ed.): The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference (EVOLANG7), World Scientific Press, Singapore, 2008.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Information theory Incollection

information P, (Ed.): The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Network theory Incollection

Hogan, Colm P P (Ed.): The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences, pp. 555-557, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Fernández, Hernández A

Power laws and the golden number Incollection

Kelih, E; Levickij, V; Altmann, G (Ed.): Problems of text analysis, 2008.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Some word order biases from limited brain resources. A mathematical approach Journal Article

Advances in Complex Systems, 11 (3), pp. 393-414, 2008.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Some limits of standard linguistic typology. The case of Cysouw's models for the frequencies of the six possible orderings of S, V and O Journal Article

Advances in Complex Systems, 11 (3), pp. 421-432, 2008.

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Smith, Andrew D M; Smith, Kenny; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon (Ed.)

The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference (EVOLANG7) Book

World Scientific Press, Singapore, 2008.

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2007

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Capocci, A; Caldarelli, G

Spectral methods cluster words of the same class in a syntactic dependency network Journal Article

International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 17 (7), pp. 2453-2463, 2007.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

On the universality of Zipf's law for word frequencies Incollection

Grzybek, P; Köhler, R (Ed.): Exact methods in the study of language and text. To honor Gabriel Altmann, pp. 131-140, Gruyter, Berlin, 2007.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Díaz-Guilera, A

The global minima of the communicative energy of natural communication systems Journal Article

Journal of Statistical Mechanics, pp. P06009, 2007.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Mehler, A; Pustylnikov, O; Díaz-Guilera, A

Correlations in the organization of large-scale syntactic dependency networks Inproceedings

Proceedings of the workshop TextGraphs-2: Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing at the Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-HLT 2007), Rochester, New York, pp. 65-72, 2007.

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2006

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

When language breaks into pieces. A conflict between communication through isolated signals and language Journal Article

Biosystems, 84 , pp. 242-253, 2006.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Lusseau, D

Long-term correlations in the surface behavior of dolphins Journal Article

Europhysics Letters, 74 (6), pp. 1095-1101, 2006.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Why do syntactic links not cross? Journal Article

Europhysics Letters, 76 (6), pp. 1228-1235, 2006.

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2005

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Decoding least effort and scaling in signal frequency distributions Journal Article

Physica A, 345 , pp. 275-284, 2005.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

The variation of Zipf's law in human language Journal Article

European Physical Journal B, 44 , pp. 249-257, 2005.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Zipf's law from a communicative phase transition Journal Article

European Physical Journal B, 47 , pp. 449-457, 2005.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Riordan, O; Bollobás, B

The consequences of Zipf's law for syntax and symbolic reference Journal Article

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 272 , pp. 561-565, 2005.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; P., Vito D

Can simple models explain Zipf's law for all exponents? Journal Article

Glottometrics, 11 , pp. 1-8, 2005.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Hidden communication aspects inside the exponent of Zipf's law Journal Article

Glottometrics, 11 , pp. 96-117, 2005.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

The structure of syntactic dependency networks from recent advances in the study of linguistic networks Incollection

Levickij, V; Altmann, G (Ed.): The problems in quantitative linguistics, pp. 60-75, Ruta, Chernivtsi, 2005.

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2004

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Solé, R V; Köhler, R

Patterns in syntactic dependency networks Journal Article

Physical Review E, 69 , pp. 051915, 2004.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Euclidean distance between syntactically linked words Journal Article

Physical Review E, 70 , pp. 056135, 2004.

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2003

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Solé, R V

Least effort and the origins of scaling in human language Journal Article

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 100 , pp. 788-791, 2003.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Solé, R V

Optimization in complex networks Incollection

Pastor-Satorras, R; Rubí, J M; Díaz-Guilera, A (Ed.): Statistical Mechanics of complex networks, 625 , pp. 114-125, Springer, Berlin, 2003.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R

Language: universals, principles and origins PhD Thesis

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2003.

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2002

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Solé, R V

Zipf's law and random texts Journal Article

Advances in Complex Systems, 5 , pp. 1-6, 2002.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Reina, F

Quantifying the semantic contribution of particles Journal Article

Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 9 , pp. 35-47, 2002.

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Solé, R V; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Montoya, J M; Valverde, S

Selection, tinkering and emergence in complex networks Journal Article

Complexity, 8 , pp. 20-33, 2002.

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Valverde, S; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Solé, R V

Scale free networks from optimal design Journal Article

Europhysics Letters, 60 (4), pp. 512-517, 2002.

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2001

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Solé, R V

Two regimes in the frequency of words and the origin of complex lexicons: Zipf's law revisited Journal Article

Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 8 (3), pp. 165-173, 2001.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Solé, R V

The small-world of human Language Journal Article

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 268 , pp. 2261-2266, 2001.

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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; Janssen, C; Solé, R V

Topology of technology graphs: small world patterns in electronic circuits Journal Article

Physical Review E, 64 , pp. 046119, 2001.

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Miralles, R; Ferrer, R; Solé, R V; Moya, A; Elena, S F

Multiple infection dynamics has pronounced effects on the fitness of RNA viruses Journal Article

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 14 (4), pp. 654-662, 2001.

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1999

Solé, R V; Ferrer-i-Cancho, R; González-Garcia, I; Quer, J; Domingo, E

Read queen dynamics, competition and critical points in a model of RNA virus quasispecies Journal Article

Journal of Theoretical Biology, 198 , pp. 47-59, 1999.

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