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Gary
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Re: log normal?
Posted:
Dec 27, 2012 4:39 AM


On Thursday, 27 December 2012 09:48:06 UTC+2, Gary wrote: > I understand that many distributions in linguistics are log normal. If I recall correctly, the distribution of word frequencies is log normal. > > > > Lance
Lengths of words and sentences are definitely log normal.
There is also an obvious relation with power law distributions which have been a topic of some research (e.g., earthquake magnitudes).
Lance



