Publications on information theory 

Bentz, C., Alikaniotis, D., Cysouw, M. & Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2017). The entropy of words – learnability and expressivity across more than 1000 languages. Entropy 19(6), 275. 
[ doi:10.3390/e19060275 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2017). The optimality of attaching unlinked labels to unlinked meanings. Glottometrics 36, 1-16.
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Gustison, M.L, Semple, S., Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Bergman, T. J.  (2016). Gelada vocal sequences follow Menzerath’s linguistic law.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, in press.
[ doi: 10.1073/pnas.1522072113 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R., Bentz, C. & Seguin, C. (2015). Compression and the origins of Zipf's law of abbreviation.
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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2014). Optimization models of natural communication.
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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R., Dębowski, Ł. & Moscoso del Prado Martín, F. (2013). Constant conditional entropy and related hypotheses. Journal of Statistical Mechanics, L07001.
[ doi: 10.1088/1742-5468/2013/07/L07001 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R., Hernández-Fernández, A., Lusseau, D., Agoramoorthy, G., Hsu, M. J. & Semple, S. (2013). Compression as a universal principle of animal behavior. Cognitive Science 37 (8), 1565–1578.
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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Moscoso del Prado Martín, F. (2011). Information content versus word length in random typing. Journal of Statistical Mechanics, L12002.
[ doi: 10.1088/1742-5468/2011/12/L12002 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2010). Information theory. In: The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences, Colm Hogan, P. (ed.). Cambridge University Press. In press.
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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Elvevåg, B. (2010). Random texts do not exhibit the real Zipf's law-like rank distribution. PLoS ONE 5 (3), e9411.
[ doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009411 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Gavaldà, R. (2009). The frequency spectrum of finite samples from the intermittent silence process. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 60 (4), 837-843.
[ doi: 10.1002/asi.21033 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. & Díaz-Guilera, A. (2007). The global minima of the communicative energy of natural communication systems. Journal of Statistical Mechanics, P06009.
[ doi: 10.1088/1742-5468/2007/06/P06009 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. and Lusseau, D. (2006). Long-term correlations in the surface behavior of dolphins. Europhysics Letters 74, 1095-1101.
doi: 10.1209/epl/i2005-10596-9 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2006). On the universality of Zipf's law for word frequencies. In: "Exact methods in the study of language and text. In honor of Gabriel Altmann", Grzybek, P. and Köhler,R. (eds.) 131-140. Berlin: Gruyter.
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Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2006). When language breaks into pieces. A conflict between communication through isolated signals and language.
Biosystems 84, 242-253.
doi: 10.1016/j.biosystems.2005.12.001 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2005). The variation of Zipf's law in human language. European Physical Journal B 44, 249-257.
[ doi: 10.1140/epjb/e2005-00121-8 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2005). Zipf's law from a communicative phase transition. European Physical Journal B 47, 449-457.
[ doi: 10.1140/epjb/e2005-00340-y ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2005). Hidden communication aspects in the exponent of Zipf's law. Glottometrics 11, 96-117.

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2005). Decoding least effort and scaling in signal frequency distributions. Physica A 345, 275-284.
[ doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2004.06.158 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. & Solé, R. V. (2003). Least effort and the origins of scaling in human language. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 100, 788-791.
[ doi: 10.1073/pnas.0335980100 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. and Reina, F. (2002). Quantifying the semantic contribution of particles. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 9,  35-47.
[ doi: 10.1076/jqul. ]