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Re: VMs: Long-range correlations

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Bruce Grant wrote:
> Another explanation occurs to me for words which recurr in one part of a
> text and not in another: if you are attempting to create "random" text,
> it is not unusual to find yourself repeating the same word until you
> realize that you have been using it a lot, and start avoiding it.

This happens in attempts to generate non-random text, too.

I can vouch for the tendency of particular some words to occur with
non-uniform distributions in texts of non-Euopean languages as well.
Other words might be well distributed across a whole collection.  I don;t
think we need to appeal to random text to explain non-random distributions
of content.
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