Adaptation of linguistic laws to ecological models

P. Sastre‐Vazquez (Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Azul, Argentina)
J.L. Usó‐Domènech (Department of Mathematics, University Jaume I, Castellón, Spain)
J. Mateu (Department of Mathematics, University Jaume I, Castellón, Spain)


ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 1 December 2000


It is known that a mathematical ecological model and, in general, a particular methodology of modelling, can be considered a literary text written in a formal mathematical language. In this context, stylometric mathematical laws such as Zipf’s (range‐frequency and number‐frequency) can be applied to obtain information parameters in different semantic levels within the same model. Adapts several of these laws and introduces new elements, lexic units, operating and separating units, to carry out several statistical analyses upon two models or texts. The estimated slopes in the regression equations obtained in the present work are compared with the results of previous papers where Mandelbrot’s law was applied and comparisons between them are shown.



Sastre‐Vazquez, P., Usó‐Domènech, J. and Mateu, J. (2000), "Adaptation of linguistic laws to ecological models", Kybernetes, Vol. 29 No. 9/10, pp. 1306-1323.

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