The statistics of meaning: Darwin, Gibbon and Moby Dick

Montemurro, Marcelo and Zanette, Damián (2009). The statistics of meaning: Darwin, Gibbon and Moby Dick. Significance, 6(4) pp. 165–169.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-9713.2009.00390.x

Abstract

How concentrated is the information in Darwin's Origin of Species? How heavy a read is Gibbon's Decline and Fall? Where does a great white whale fit in? And what on earth is the mysterious Voynich manuscript that has baffled scholars for centuries? Marcelo Montemurro and Damián Zanette look at words and the information they contain.

Viewing alternatives

Metrics

Public Attention

Altmetrics from Altmetric

Number of Citations

Citations from Dimensions

Item Actions

Export

About

Recommendations