Statistical Laws Governing Fluctuations in Word Use from Word Birth to Word Death

previewAuthors: Alexander M. Petersen, Joel Tenenbaum, Shlomo Havlin and H. Eugene Stanley

An international scientific study based on English, Spanish and Hebrew literatures of the two past centuries, reveals an exhaustion of vocabulary. The reasons mentioned for this phenomenon are the auto-correct functions that flatten writing style as well as the constant use of shorter words in order to facilitate communication. The study also suggests that numeral expression could, in the future, balance these negative results.

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