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Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis

Creativity and Universality in Language

Editors: Degli Esposti, Mirko, Altmann, Eduardo G., Pachet, François (Eds.)

  • Presents a unified approach to creativity by bridging computer science, linguistic and mathematical physics
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  • Written by experts in the field
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This book collects research contributions concerning quantitative approaches to characterize originality and universality in language. The target audience comprises researchers and experts in the field but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

Creativity might be considered as a morphogenetic process combining universal features with originality. While quantitative methods applied to text and music reveal universal features of language and music, originality is a highly appreciated feature of authors, composers, and performers.

In this framework, the different methods of traditional problems of authorship attribution and document classification provide important insights on how to quantify the unique features of authors, composers, and styles. Such unique features contrast, and are restricted by, universal signatures, such as scaling laws in word-frequency distribution, entropy measures, long-range correlations, among others. This interplay between innovation and universality is also an essential ingredient of methods for automatic text generation.

Innovation in language becomes relevant when it is imitated and spread to other speakers and musicians. Modern digital databases provide new opportunities to characterize and model the creation and evolution of linguistic innovations on historical time scales, a particularly important example of the more general problem of spreading of innovations in complex social systems.

This multidisciplinary book combines scientists from various different backgrounds interested in quantitative analysis of variations (synchronic and diachronic) in language and music. The aim is to obtain a deeper understanding of how originality emerges, can be quantified, and propagates.

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“The volume as a whole gives a richly detailed overview of the long-term, flourishing research on the mathematical statistical approach to properties of written natural language. The chapters and the references provide details of this inventive investigation of the inherent and variable properties of natural language.” (Alice Davison, Computing Reviews, computingreviews.com, October, 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Volume

    Degli Esposti, Mirko (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

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  • Statistical Laws in Linguistics

    Altmann, Eduardo G. (et al.)

    Pages 7-26

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  • Complexity and Universality in the Long-Range Order of Words

    Montemurro, Marcelo A. (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

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  • Symmetry and Universality in Language Change

    Blythe, Richard A.

    Pages 43-57

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  • Dynamics on Expanding Spaces: Modeling the Emergence of Novelties

    Loreto, Vittorio (et al.)

    Pages 59-83

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 99,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-24401-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creativity and Universality in Language
Editors
  • Mirko Degli Esposti
  • Eduardo G. Altmann
  • François Pachet
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24403-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24403-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24401-3
Series ISSN
2195-1934
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 208
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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