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Research Article

Random Texts Do Not Exhibit the Real Zipf's Law-Like Rank Distribution

  • Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho mail,

    rferrericancho@lsi.upc.edu

    Affiliation: Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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  • Brita Elvevåg

    Affiliation: Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: March 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009411

About the Authors

Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho
Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Brita Elvevåg
Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rferrericancho@lsi.upc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RFiC BE. Performed the experiments: RFiC. Analyzed the data: RFiC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RFiC. Wrote the paper: RFiC BE.