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ERIC Number: EJ404239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Analysis of Lotka's Law: The Simon-Yule Approach.
Chen, Ye-Sho
Information Processing and Management, v25 n5 p527-44 1989
Argues that a major difficulty in using Lotka's law in information science arises from the misuse of goodness of fit tests in parameter estimation. Three approaches for studying Lotka's law are presented: an index approach, a time series approach, and a generating mechanism incorporating these two influential variables to derive an equilibrium distribution. (24 references) (Author/CLB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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