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The interpretation of Bradford’s law in terms of geometric progression


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.

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Correspondence to V. A. Yatsko.

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Original Russian Text © V.A. Yatsko, 2012, published in Nauchno-Tekhnicheskaya Informatsiya, Seriya 2, 2012, No. 4, pp. 19–23.

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Yatsko, V.A. The interpretation of Bradford’s law in terms of geometric progression. Autom. Doc. Math. Linguist. 46, 112–117 (2012).

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  • Bradford’s law
  • geometric progression
  • statistical text analysis