Tag: George Kingsley Zipf

Human Language is not Random

If consciousness is the source of order, why should then language as expression of consciousness be random? With the help of the mathematical law of George Kingsley Zipf we can recognize a specific pattern repeating through every language of humanity. Not only spoken language, but also music, computer programs, even our behavior put into a …

Zipf’s law

Zipf’s law, an empirical law formulated using mathematical statistics, refers to the fact that many types of data studied in the physical and social sciences can be approximated with a Zipfian distribution, one of a family of related discrete power law probability distributions. The law is named after the linguist George Kingsley Zipf who first …