## Physicists' papers on natural language |

We aim at listing all papers by physicists, or published in physics journals, on natural language from a complex systems viewpoint. This web page is maintained by Eduardo G. Altmann and Martin Gerlach. Please help us sending papers that belong to this list to martin.gerlach (AT) northwestern.edu.

We have collected 496 papers from 1989 to 2018 | Last modified on 29 Apr 2018.

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- TJ Gray, AJ Reagan, PS Dodds, and CM Danforth,
*English verb regularization in books and tweets*, arXiv:1803.09745, 2018 [arXiv] - A Karjus, RA Blythe, S Kirby, and K Smith,
*Topical advection as a baseline model for corpus-based lexical dynamics*, 186-188, 2018 [html] [doi] - Y Lou, G Chen, and J Hu,
*Communicating with sentences: a multi-word naming game model*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**490**, 857-868, 2018 [html] [doi] - A Mazzolini, M Gherardi, M Caselle, M Cosentino Lagomarsino, and M Osella,
*Statistics of shared components in complex component systems*, Physical Review X**8**, 021023, 2018 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - JA Morales, E Colman, S Sánchez, F Sánchez-Puig, C Pineda, G Iñiguez, G Cocho, J Flores, and C Gershenson,
*Rank dynamics of word usage at multiple scales*, arXiv:1802.07258, 2018 [arXiv] - LF Seoane and R Solé,
*The morphospace of language networks*, arXiv:1803.01934**1**, 1-18, 2018 [arXiv] - S Takahashi and K Tanaka-Ishii,
*Assessing language models with scaling properties*, arXiv:1804.08881, 1-14, 2018 [arXiv] - M Wiegand, S Nadarajah, and Y Si,
*Word frequencies: a comparison of pareto type distributions*, Physics Letters A, 2018 [html] [doi] - X Yan and P Minnhagen,
*The dependence of frequency distributions on multiple meanings of words, codes and signs*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**490**, 554-564, 2018 [html] [doi]

- C Akimushkin, DR Amancio, and ON Oliveira,
*Text authorship identified using the dynamics of word co-occurrence networks*, PLOS ONE**12**, e0170527, 2017 [html] [doi] - Y Al Rozz, H Hamoodat, and R Menezes,
*Characterization of written languages using structural features from common corpora*, 161-173, 2017 [html] [doi] - EG Altmann, L Dias, and M Gerlach,
*Generalized entropies and the similarity of texts*, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment**2017**, 014002, 2017 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - C Bentz, D Alikaniotis, M Cysouw, and R Ferrer-i-cancho,
*The entropy of words — learnability and expressivity across more than 1000 languages*, 12-16, 2017 [html] [doi] - J Burridge,
*Spatial evolution of human dialects*, Physical Review X**7**, 031008, 2017 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - V Chand, D Kapper, S Mondal, S Sur, and R Parshad,
*Indian english evolution and focusing visible through power laws*, Languages**2**, 26, 2017 [html] [doi] - X Cui, CN Yoon, H Youn, SH Lee, JS Jung, and SK Han,
*Dynamic burstiness of word-occurrence and network modularity in textbook systems*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2017 [html] [doi] - L Dias, M Gerlach, J Scharloth, and EG Altmann,
*Using text analysis to quantify the similarity and evolution of scientific disciplines*, arXiv:1706.08671, 1-9, 2017 [arXiv] - G Donoso and D Sanchez,
*Dialectometric analysis of language variation in twitter*, arXiv:1702.06777, 2017 [arXiv] - G Febres and K Jaffé,
*Quantifying structure differences in literature using symbolic diversity and entropy criteria*, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics**24**, 16-53, 2017 [html] [doi] - Q Feltgen, B Fagard, and J- Nadal,
*Frequency patterns of semantic change: corpus-based evidence of a near-critical dynamics in language change*, Royal Society Open Science**4**, 170830, 2017 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - Q Feltgen, B Fagard, and J Nadal,
*Modeling language change: the pitfall of grammaticalization*, 49-72, 2017 [html] [doi] - R Ferrer-i-Cancho,
*Optimization models of natural communication*, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics**1**, 1-31, 2017 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - R Ferrer-i-Cancho and MS Vitevitch,
*The origins of zipf's meaning-frequency law*, arXiv:1801.00168, 2017 [arXiv] - B Gonçalves, L Loureiro-Porto, JJ Ramasco, and D Sánchez,
*The fall of the empire: the americanization of english*, arXiv:1707.00781, 2017 [arXiv] - K Hayata,
*Frustration in the pattern formation of polysyllabic words*, Frontiers in Physics**4**, 2017 [html] [doi] - C Hernández-Gómez, R Basurto-Flores, B Obregón-Quintana, and L Guzmán-Vargas,
*Evaluating the irregularity of natural languages*, Entropy**19**, 521, 2017 [html] [doi] - AJ Holanda, M Matias, SMSP Ferreira, GML Benevides, and O Kinouchi,
*Character networks and book genre classification*, arXiv:1704.08197, 2017 [arXiv] - H Lin and M Tegmark,
*Critical behavior in physics and probabilistic formal languages*, Entropy**19**, 299, 2017 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - D Lipowska and A Lipowski,
*Language competition in a population of migrating agents*, Physical Review E**95**, 052308, 2017 [html] [doi] - A Martini, A Cardillo, and PDL Rios,
*Entropic selection of concepts in networks of similarity between documents*, arXiv:1705.06510, 2017 [arXiv] - A Mehri and M Jamaati,
*Variation of zipf's exponent in one hundred live languages: a study of the holy bible translations*, Physics Letters A, 2017 [html] [doi] - J Michaud,
*Continuous time limits of the utterance selection model*, Physical Review E**95**, 022308, 2017 [html] [doi] - Y Neuman, Y Cohen, N Israeli, and B Tamir,
*A proposed methodology for studying the historical trajectory of words' meaning through tsallis entropy*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2017 [html] [doi] - EA Pechenick, CM Danforth, and PS Dodds,
*Is language evolution grinding to a halt? the scaling of lexical turbulence in english fiction suggests it is not*, Journal of Computational Science**21**, 24-37, 2017 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - K Prochazka and G Vogl,
*Quantifying the driving factors for language shift in a bilingual region*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201617252, 2017 [html] [doi] - J Quezada-González, D Aguilar-Velázquez, T Contreras-Uribe, B Obregón-Quintana, and L Guzmán-Vargas,
*A comparative study of power law scaling in large word-length sequences*, Journal of Physics: Conference Series**792**, 012076, 2017 [html] [doi] - T Raducha and T Gubiec,
*Predicting language diversity with complex network*, arXiv:1704.08359, 1-10, 2017 [arXiv] - AJ Reagan, CM Danforth, B Tivnan, JR Williams, and PS Dodds,
*Sentiment analysis methods for understanding large-scale texts: a case for using continuum-scored words and word shift graphs*, EPJ Data Science**6**, 28, 2017 [html] [doi] - LF Seoane and J Mira,
*Modeling the life and death of competing languages from a physical and mathematical perspective*, Bilingualism and Minority Languages in Europe: Current trends and development.**93**, 1-22, 2017 [arXiv] - E Shulzinger and E Bormashenko,
*On the universal quantitative pattern of the distribution of initial characters in general dictionaries: the exponential distribution is valid for various languages*, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics**6174**, 1-16, 2017 [html] [doi] - M Stella, NM Beckage, M Brede, and M De Domenico,
*Multiplex model of mental lexicon reveals explosive learning in humans*, arXiv:1705.09731, 2017 [arXiv] - S Takahashi and K Tanaka-Ishii,
*Do neural nets learn statistical laws behind natural language?*, PLOS ONE**12**, e0189326, 2017 [html] [doi] - J Vera and F Urbina,
*Agent-based model for the origins of scaling in human language*, arXiv:1705.05762, 2017 [arXiv] - JR Williams and GC Santia,
*Is space a word, too?*, arXiv:1710.07729, 2017 [arXiv]

- EG Altmann and M Gerlach,
*Statistical laws in linguistics*, arXiv:1502.03296v1, 7-26, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - C Bian, R Lin, X Zhang, QDY Ma, and PC Ivanov,
*Scaling laws and model of words organization in spoken and written language*, EPL (Europhysics Letters)**113**, 18002, 2016 [html] [doi] - VV Bochkarev, EY Lerner, and AV Shevlyakova,
*Verifying heaps' law using google books ngram data*, arXiv:1612.09213, 2016 [arXiv] - P Carpena, PA Bernaola-Galván, C Carretero-Campos, and AV Coronado,
*Probability distribution of intersymbol distances in random symbolic sequences: applications to improving detection of keywords in texts and of amino acid clustering in proteins*, Physical Review E**94**, 052302, 2016 [html] [doi] - A Carro, R Toral, and MS Miguel,
*Coupled dynamics of node and link states in complex networks: a model for language competition*, New Journal of Physics**18**, 113056, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - M Chatzigeorgiou, V Constantoudis, F Diakonos, K Karamanos, C Papadimitriou, M Kalimeri, and H Papageorgiou,
*Multifractal correlations in natural language written texts: effects of language family and long word statistics*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2016 [html] [doi] - V Constantoudis, M Kalimeri, F Diakonos, K Karamanos, C Papadimitriou, M Chatzigeorgiou, and H Papageorgiou,
*Long-range correlations and burstiness in written texts: universal and language-specific aspects*, International Journal of Modern Physics B**30**, 1541005, 2016 [html] [doi] - HF de Arruda, FN Silva, VQ Marinho, DR Amancio, and LDF Costa,
*Mesoscopic representation of texts as complex networks*, arXiv:1606.09636, 2016 [arXiv] - S Dro zd z, P O'swiȩcimka, A Kulig, J Kwapie'n, K Bazarnik, I Grabska-Gradzi'nska, J Rybicki, and M Stanuszek,
*Quantifying origin and character of long-range correlations in narrative texts*, Information Sciences**331**, 32-44, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - R Ferrer-i-Cancho,
*Compression and the origins of zipf's law for word frequencies*, arXiv:1605.01326, 2016 [arXiv] - R Ferrer-I-Cancho and C Gómez-Rodríguez,
*Crossings as a side effect of dependency lengths*, Complexity**21**, 320-328, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - J Fort and J Pérez-Losada,
*Can a linguistic serial founder effect originating in africa explain the worldwide phonemic cline?*, Journal of The Royal Society Interface**13**, 20160185, 2016 [html] [doi] - M Gerlach, F Font-Clos, and EG Altmann,
*Similarity of symbol frequency distributions with heavy tails*, Physical Review X**6**, 021009, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - Y Holovatch and V Palchykov,
*Complex networks of words in fables*, arXiv:1602.04853, 1-16, 2016 [arXiv] - A Kulig, J Kwapie'n, T Stanisz, and S Dro zd z,
*In narrative texts punctuation marks obey the same statistics as words*, Information Sciences, 1-20, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - JL Leonard, E Heinsalu, M Patriarca, K Sharma, and A Chakraborti,
*Patterns of linguistic diffusion in space and time: the case of mazatec*, arXiv:1612.02994, 2016 [arXiv] - S Li, R Lin, C Bian, QDY Ma, and PC Ivanov,
*Model of the dynamic construction process of texts and scaling laws of words organization in language systems*, Plos One**11**, e0168971, 2016 [html] [doi] - JC Loach and J Wang,
*Optimizing the learning order of chinese characters using a novel topological sort algorithm*, arXiv:1602.08742, 2016 [arXiv] - V Loreto, P Gravino, VDP Servedio, and F Tria,
*On the emergence of syntactic structures: quantifying and modelling duality of patterning*, arXiv:1602.03661, 1-11, 2016 [arXiv] - A Mehri and SM Lashkari,
*Power-law regularities in human language*, The European Physical Journal B**89**, 241, 2016 [html] [doi] - SS Melnik,
*Entropy and long-range memory in random symbolic additive markov chains*, Physical Review E**93**, 062144, 2016 [doi] - MA Montemurro and DH Zanette,
*Coherent oscillations in word-use data from 1700 to 2008*, Palgrave Communications**2**, 16084, 2016 [html] [doi] - I Moreno-Sánchez, F Font-Clos, and Á Corral,
*Large-scale analysis of zipf's law in english texts*, PLOS ONE**11**, e0147073, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - RD Parshad, S Bhowmick, V Chand, N Kumari, and N Sinha,
*What is india speaking? exploring the “hinglish” invasion*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**449**, 375-389, 2016 [html] [doi] - SD Prado, SR Dahmen, ALC Bazzan, P Mac Carron, and R Kenna,
*Temporal network analysis of literary texts*, arXiv:1602.07275, 2016 [arXiv] - AJ Reagan, L Mitchell, D Kiley, CM Danforth, and PS Dodds,
*The emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes*, EPJ Data Science**5**, 31, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - AH Shirazi, A Badie Modiri, S Heydari, JL Rohn, GR Jafari, and AR Mani,
*Evolution of communities in the medical sciences: evidence from the medical words network*, PLOS ONE**11**, e0167546, 2016 [html] [doi] - J Sienkiewicz and EG Altmann,
*Impact of lexical and sentiment factors on the popularity of scientific papers*, Royal Society Open Science**3**, 160140, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - FN Silva, DR Amancio, M Bardosova, LDF Costa, and ON Oliveira,
*Using network science and text analytics to produce surveys in a scientific topic*, Journal of Informetrics**10**, 487-502, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - R Solé,
*Synthetic transitions: towards a new synthesis*, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences**371**, 20150438, 2016 [html] [doi] - M Stella, NM Beckage, and M Brede,
*Multiplex lexical networks reveal patterns in early word acquisition in children*, arXiv:1609.03207, 1-17, 2016 [arXiv] - M Stella and M Brede,
*Mental lexicon growth modelling reveals the multiplexity of the english language*, arXiv:1604.01243, 267-279, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - R Takahira, K Tanaka-Ishii, and L Dcebowski,
*Entropy rate estimates for natural language—a new extrapolation of compressed large-scale corpora*, Entropy**18**, 364, 2016 [html] [doi] - K Tanaka-Ishii and A Bunde,
*Long-range memory in literary texts: on the universal clustering of the rare words*, PLOS ONE**11**, e0164658, 2016 [html] [doi] - IG Torre, B Luque, L Lacasa, J Luque, and A Hernandez-Fernandez,
*Emergence of linguistic laws in human voice*, arXiv:1610.02736, 1-9, 2016 [arXiv] - H Watanabe, Y Sano, H Takayasu, and M Takayasu,
*Statistical properties of fluctuations of time series representing the appearance of words in nationwide blog data and their applications: an example of observations and the modelling of fluctuation scalings of nonstationary time series*, Physical Review E**94**, 1-27, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - JR Williams, JP Bagrow, AJ Reagan, SE Alajajian, CM Danforth, and PS Dodds,
*Selection models of language production support informed text partitioning: an intuitive and practical, bag-of-phrases framework for text analysis*, arXiv:1601.07969, 1-4, 2016 [arXiv] - RR Xie, WB Deng, DJ Wang, and LP Csernai,
*Quantitative entropy study of language complexity*, arXiv:1611.04841, 2016 [arXiv] - X Yan and P Minnhagen,
*Randomness versus specifics for word-frequency distributions*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**444**, 828-837, 2016 [html] [doi] [arXiv]

- M Ausloos, O Nedic, A Fronczak, and P Fronczak,
*Quantifying the quality of peer reviewers through zipf's law*, arXiv:1508.05624, 28, 2015 [arXiv] - A Baronchelli, V Loreto, and A Puglisi,
*Individual biases, cultural evolution, and the statistical nature of language universals: the case of colour naming systems*, PLOS ONE**10**, e0125019, 2015 [html] [doi] - RA Blythe,
*Symmetry and universality in language change*, arXiv:1508.05297, 1-15, 2015 [arXiv] - RA Blythe,
*Colloquium: hierarchy of scales in language dynamics*, The European Physical Journal B**88**, 295, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - DT Citron and P Ginsparg,
*Patterns of text reuse in a scientific corpus*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences**112**, 25-30, 2015 [html] [doi] - G Cocho, J Flores, C Gershenson, C Pineda, and S Sánchez,
*Rank diversity of languages: generic behavior in computational linguistics*, PLOS ONE**10**, e0121898, 2015 [html] [doi] - F Colaiori, C Castellano, CF Cuskley, V Loreto, M Pugliese, and F Tria,
*General three-state model with biased population replacement: analytical solution and application to language dynamics*, Physical Review E**91**, 012808, 2015 [html] [doi] - B Corominas-Murtra, R Hanel, and S Thurner,
*Understanding scaling through history-dependent processes with collapsing sample space*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201420946, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - C Cuskley, F Colaiori, C Castellano, V Loreto, M Pugliese, and F Tria,
*The adoption of linguistic rules in native and non-native speakers: evidence from a wug task*, Journal of Memory and Language**84**, 205-223, 2015 [html] [doi] - W Deng and AE Allahverdyan,
*Stochastic model for phonemes uncovers an author-dependency of their usage*, arXiv:1510.01315, 1-16, 2015 [arXiv] - PS Dodds, EM Clark, S Desu, MR Frank, AJ Reagan, JR Williams, L Mitchell, KD Harris, IM Kloumann, JP Bagrow, K Megerdoomian, MT McMahon, BF Tivnan, and CM Danforth,
*Human language reveals a universal positivity bias*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences**112**, 1-6, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - PS Dodds, EM Clark, S Desu, MR Frank, AJ Reagan, JR Williams, L Mitchell, KD Harris, IM Kloumann, JP Bagrow, K Megerdoomian, MT McMahon, BF Tivnan, and CM Danforth,
*Reply to garcia et al.: common mistakes in measuring frequency-dependent word characteristics*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences**112**, 201505647, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - Q Feltgen, B Fagard, and J Nadal,
*Repr{é}sentation du langage et mod{\`{e}}les d'{é}volution linguistique : la grammaticalisation comme perspective*, Traitement Automatique des Langues, 2015 - R Ferrer-i-Cancho, C Bentz, and C Seguin,
*Compression and the origins of zipf's law of abbreviation*, arXiv:1504.04884, 2015 [arXiv] - F Font-Clos and Á Corral,
*Log-log convexity of type-token growth in zipf's systems*, Physical Review Letters**114**, 1-13, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - J Fortuny and B Corominas-Murtra,
*Introduction. on the locus of ambiguity and the design of language*, The Linguistic Review**32**, 1-4, 2015 [html] [doi] - D Garcia, A Garas, and F Schweitzer,
*The language-dependent relationship between word happiness and frequency.*, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A.**112**, E2983, 2015 [html] [doi] - L Guzmán-Vargas, B Obregón-Quintana, D Aguilar-Velázquez, R Hernández-Pérez, and L Liebovitch,
*Word-length correlations and memory in large texts: a visibility network analysis*, Entropy**17**, 7798-7810, 2015 [html] [doi] - DG Hernández, DH Zanette, and I Samengo,
*Information-theoretical analysis of the statistical dependencies among three variables: applications to written language*, Physical Review E**92**, 022813, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - M Kalimeri, V Constantoudis, C Papadimitriou, K Karamanos, FK Diakonos, and H Papageorgiou,
*Word-length entropies and correlations of natural language written texts*, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics**22**, 101-118, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - V Kargin,
*On variation of word frequencies in russian literary texts*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 1-7, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - A Kulig, S Dro zd z, J Kwapie'n, and P O'swiȩcimka,
*Modeling the average shortest-path length in growth of word-adjacency networks*, Physical Review E**91**, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - A Lancichinetti, MI Sirer, JX Wang, D Acuna, K Körding, and LAN Amaral,
*A high-reproducibility and high-accuracy method for automated topic classification*, Physical Review X**5**, 011007, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - R Lin, C Bian, and DYQ Ma,
*Scaling laws in human speech, decreasing emergence of new words and a generalized model*, arXiv:1412.4846v2, 1-14, 2015 [arXiv] - J Luque, B Luque, and L Lacasa,
*Speech earthquakes: scaling and universality in human voice*, Journal of The Royal Society Interface**12**, 20141344, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - A Mariano, G Parisi, and S Pascazio,
*Language discrimination and clustering via a neural network approach*, arXiv:1507.04116, 1-10, 2015 [arXiv] - MA Montemurro and DH Zanette,
*Complexity and universality in the long-range order of words*, arXiv:1503.01129v1, 2015 [arXiv] - EA Pechenick, CM Danforth, and PS Dodds,
*Characterizing the google books corpus: strong limits to inferences of socio-cultural and linguistic evolution*, PLOS ONE**10**, e0137041, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - M Shulman and M Warner,
*Of matters condensed*, arXiv:1502.03103v1, 1-5, 2015 [arXiv] - K Siva, J Tao, and M Marcolli,
*Spin glass models of syntax and language evolution*, arXiv:1508.00504, 19, 2015 [arXiv] - S Thurner, R Hanel, and B Corominas-Murtra,
*Understanding zipf's law of word frequencies through sample-space collapse in sentence formation*, Journal of The Royal Society Interface**12**, 20150330, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - F Tria, VDPP Servedio, SS Mufwene, and V Loreto,
*Modeling the emergence of contact languages*, PLOS ONE**10**, e0120771, 2015 [html] [doi] - JR Williams, JP Bagrow, CM Danforth, and PS Dodds,
*Text mixing shapes the anatomy of rank-frequency distributions*, Physical Review E**91**, 5, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - JR Williams, EM Clark, JP Bagrow, CM Danforth, and PS Dodds,
*Identifying missing dictionary entries with frequency-conserving context models*, Physical Review E**92**, 042808, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - H Youn, L Sutton, E Smith, C Moore, JF Wilkins, I Maddieson, W Croft, and T Bhattacharya,
*On the universal structure of human lexical semantics*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences**113**, 1766-1771, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - J Yun, P Kim, and H Jeong,
*Anatomy of scientific evolution*, PloS one**10**, e0117388, 2015 [html] [doi] [arXiv]

- RA Blythe, ADMM Smith, and K Smith,
*Word learning under infinite uncertainty*, Cognition**151**, 18-27, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - V Bochkarev, V Solovyev, and S Wichmann,
*Universals versus historical contingencies in lexical evolution*, Journal of The Royal Society Interface**11**, 20140841-20140841, 2014 [html] [doi] - VV Bochkarev, EY Lerner, and AV Shevlyakova,
*Deviations in the zipf and heaps laws in natural languages*, Journal of Physics: Conference Series**490**, 012009, 2014 [html] [doi] - JP Cárdenas, I González, G Vidal, and M Fuentes,
*Does network complexity help organize babel's library?*, arXiv:1409.7336, 2014 [arXiv] - R Colucci, J Mira, JJ Nieto, and MV Otero-Espinar,
*Coexistence in exotic scenarios of a modified abrams-strogatz model*, Complexity, n/a-n/a, 2014 [html] [doi] - J Cong and H Liu,
*Approaching human language with complex networks.*, Physics of life reviews, 2014 [html] [doi] - A Corral, G Boleda, and R Ferrer-i-Cancho,
*Zipf's law for word frequencies: word forms versus lemmas in long texts*, arXiv:1407.8322, 2014 [arXiv] - CF Cuskley, M Pugliese, C Castellano, F Colaiori, V Loreto, and F Tria,
*Internal and external dynamics in language: evidence from verb regularity in a historical corpus of english.*, PloS one**9**, e102882, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - A Delanoë and S Galam,
*Modeling a controversy in the press: the case of abnormal bee deaths*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**402**, 93-103, 2014 [html] [doi] - W Deng, AE Allahverdyan, B Li, and QA Wang,
*Rank-frequency relation for chinese characters*, The European Physical Journal B**87**, 47, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - R Ferrer-i-Cancho,
*A stronger null hypothesis for crossing dependencies*, EPL (Europhysics Letters)**108**, 58003, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - R Ferrer-i-Cancho,
*Beyond description. comment on "approaching human language with complex networks" by cong {&} liu*, arXiv:1408.1774, 2014 [arXiv] - R Ferrer-i-Cancho, A Hernández-Fernández, J Baixeries, L Debowski, J Macutek, A Hern??ndez-Fern??ndez, J Baixeries, ? D??bowski, and J Ma??utek,
*When is menzerath-altmann law mathematically trivial? a new approach*, Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology**13**, 633-644, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - F Font-Clos and Á Corral,
*Reply to "comment on 'a scaling law beyond zipf's law and its relation to heaps' law'"*, arXiv:1405.0207**13**, 4-5, 2014 [arXiv] - M Gerlach and EG Altmann,
*Scaling laws and fluctuations in the statistics of word frequencies*, New Journal of Physics**16**, 113010, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - F Ghanbarnejad, M Gerlach, JM Miotto, and EG Altmann,
*Extracting information from s-curves of language change*, Journal of The Royal Society Interface**11**, 20141044-20141044, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - B Gonçalves and D Sánchez,
*Crowdsourcing dialect characterization through twitter.*, PloS one**9**, e112074, 2014 [html] [doi] - N Isern and J Fort,
*Language extinction and linguistic fronts*, J. R. Soc. Interface**11**, 2014 [html] [doi] - W Liang, Y Shi, and Q Huang,
*Modeling the chinese language as an evolving network*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**393**, 268-276, 2014 [html] [doi] - YS Maslennikova, VV Bochkarev, and DS Voloskov,
*Modelling of word usage frequency dynamics using artificial neural network*, Journal of Physics: Conference Series**490**, 012180, 2014 [html] [doi] - J Mathiesen, L Angheluta, and MH Jensen,
*Statistics of co-occurring keywords on twitter*, European Physics Journal Special Topics**223**, 13, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - SS Melnik and OV Usatenko,
*Entropy and long-range correlations in random symbolic sequences*, arXiv:1412.3692, 2014 [arXiv] - MA Montemurro,
*Quantifying the information in the long-range order of words: semantic structures and universal linguistic constraints.*, Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior**55C**, 5-16, 2014 [html] [doi] - NB Mota, R Furtado, PPC Maia, M Copelli, and S Ribeiro,
*Graph analysis of dream reports is especially informative about psychosis.*, Scientific reports**4**, 3691, 2014 [html] [doi] - A Panisson, L Gauvin, M Quaggiotto, and C Cattuto,
*Mining concurrent topical activity in microblog streams*, arXiv:1403.1403, 2014 [arXiv] - HHA R^ego, LA Braunstein, G D Agostino, HE Stanley, and S Miyazima,
*When a text is translated does the complexity of its vocabulary change? translations and target readerships.*, PloS one**9**, e110213, 2014 [html] [doi] - E Rodriguez, M Aguilar-Cornejo, R Femat, and J Alvarez-Ramirez,
*Scale and time dependence of serial correlations in word-length time series of written texts*, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications**414**, 378-386, 2014 [html] [doi] - S Ronen, B Gonçalves, KZ Hu, A Vespignani, S Pinker, and CA Hidalgo,
*Links that speak: the global language network and its association with global fame*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201410931, 2014 [html] [doi] - RV Solé and LF Seoane,
*Ambiguity in language networks*, The Linguistic Review**32**, 19, 2014 [html] [doi] [arXiv] - M Stella and M Brede,
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