New answers tagged

3

As this is the Linguistics site, I'm guessing it is Zipf's Law you are interested in? If you analyze a corpus of text, and count the number of times each word occurs, you get their frequency. You then line then up on the x-axis of a graph, in order of rank (i.e. the most common word comes at x=1, the second most common word at x=2, and the least common word ...


Top 50 recent answers are included