George Kingsley Zipf

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George Kingsley Zipf
George Kingsley Zipf 1917.jpg
1917 photograph from the 1919 Annual of the Freeport High School, Freeport, Illinois
Born(1902-01-07)January 7, 1902
DiedSeptember 25, 1950(1950-09-25) (aged 48)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materHarvard College
Known forZipf's law
Scientific career
FieldsStatistics, linguistics

George Kingsley Zipf (/ˈzɪf/;[1] January 7, 1902 – September 25, 1950), was an American scientist in the fields of linguistics, philology, mathematics and statistics. He came up with a law of word frequency in languages which bears his name.

References[change | change source]

  1. Leitch, Matthew (2010), A Pocket Guide to Risk Mathematics: Key Concepts Every Auditor Should Know, John Wiley & Sons, p. 62, ISBN 9780470971468.