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ERIC Number: EJ595530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0002-8231
On the Law of Zipf-Mandelbrot for Multi-Word Phrases.
Egghe, L.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, v50 n3 p233-41 1999
Zipf's law states that if words in a text are arranged in decreasing order of occurrence, then the product of the rank of a word and the number of times it occurs is a constant of that text. Examination of the probabilities of occurrence of multi-word phrases in information retrieval in relation to the probabilities of occurrence of single words proves that for multi-word phrases Zipf's law is not valid. (AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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