The interpretation of Bradford’s law in terms of geometric progression
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This paper suggests interpreting Bradford’s law in terms of a geometric progression; it introduces a constant, which allows simplifying the application of the law, and outlines the methodology for using the law to analyze the data related to various subject areas.
KeywordsBradford’s law geometric progression statistical text analysis
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