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Word-length entropies and correlations of natural language written texts. / Kalimeri, M.; Constantoudis, V.; Papadimitriou, C.; Karamanos, K.; Diakonos, F. K.; Papageorgiou, H.

In: Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, Vol. 22, No. 2, 03.04.2015, p. 101-118.

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Kalimeri, M, Constantoudis, V, Papadimitriou, C, Karamanos, K, Diakonos, FK & Papageorgiou, H 2015, 'Word-length entropies and correlations of natural language written texts', Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 101-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/09296174.2014.1001636

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Kalimeri, M., Constantoudis, V., Papadimitriou, C., Karamanos, K., Diakonos, F. K., & Papageorgiou, H. (2015). Word-length entropies and correlations of natural language written texts. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 22(2), 101-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/09296174.2014.1001636

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Kalimeri M, Constantoudis V, Papadimitriou C, Karamanos K, Diakonos FK, Papageorgiou H. Word-length entropies and correlations of natural language written texts. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics. 2015 Apr 3;22(2):101-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/09296174.2014.1001636

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Kalimeri, M. ; Constantoudis, V. ; Papadimitriou, C. ; Karamanos, K. ; Diakonos, F. K. ; Papageorgiou, H. / Word-length entropies and correlations of natural language written texts. In: Journal of Quantitative Linguistics. 2015 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 101-118.

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