Definition: A distribution of probabilities of occurrence that follows Zipf's law.
Also known as Yule distribution.
Note: The distribution of words is often proportional to a function like 1/na.
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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "Zipfian distribution", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/zipfian.html