Publications on complex networks

Gómez-Rodríguez, C. & Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2017). The scarcity of crossing dependencies: a direct outcome of a specific constraint?
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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R., Gómez-Rodríguez, C. & Esteban, J. L. (2017). Are crossing dependencies really scarce? Physica A, in press.
[ doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2017.10.048 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2017). Random crossings in dependency trees. Glottometrics 37, 1-12.
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Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Gómez-Rodríguez, C. (2016). Crossings as a side effect of dependency lengths. Complexity 21 (S2), 320-328.
[ doi: 10.1002/cplx.21810 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2015). Non-crossing dependencies: least effort, not grammar. In: Towards a theoretical framework for analyzing complex linguistic networks, Mehler, A., Lücking, A., Banisch, S., Blanchard, P. & Job, B. (eds.). Springer (Berlin), pp. 203-234. 
[ doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-47238-5_10 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2014). A stronger null hypothesis for crossing dependencies. Europhysics Letters 108 (5), 58003.
[ doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/108/58003 ]

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice Articles 2014

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2014). Beyond description. Comment on "Approaching human language with complex networks" by Cong &  Liu. Physics of Life Reviews 11 (4), 621–623.
[ doi: 10.1016/j.plrev.2014.07.014 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Liu, H. (2014). The risks of mixing dependency lengths from sequences of different length. Glottotheory 5 (2), 143-155.
[ doi: 10.1515/glot-2014-0014 ]

Baronchelli, A., Ferrer-i-Cancho, R., Pastor-Satorras, R., Chater, N. & Christiansen, M. H. (2013). Networks in cognitive science. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17, 348-360.
[ doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2013.04.010 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2013). Hubiness, length, crossings and their relationships in dependency trees. Glottometrics 25, 1-21.
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Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2010). Network theory. In: The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences, Colm Hogan, P. (ed.). Cambridge University Press. In press.
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Ferrer i Cancho, R., Capocci, A. & Caldarelli, G. (2007). Spectral methods cluster words of the same class in a syntactic dependency network. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 17 (7), 2453 - 2463.
[ doi: 10.1142/S021812740701852X ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2006). Why do syntactic links not cross? Europhysics Letters 76 1228-1235.
[ doi: 10.1209/epl/i2006-10406-0]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2006). When language breaks into pieces. A conflict between communication through isolated signals and language. Biosystems 84, 242-253.
doi: 10.1016/j.biosystems.2005.12.001 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2005). The structure of syntactic dependency networks: insights from recent advances in network theory. In: "The problems of quantitative linguistics", Altmann, G., Levickij, V. & Perebyinis, V. (eds.). Chernivtsi: Ruta. pp. 60-75.
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Ferrer i Cancho, R., Riordan, O. & Bollobás, B. (2005). The consequences of Zipf's law for syntax and symbolic reference. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 272, 561-565.
[ doi: 10.1098/rspb.2004.2957 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2004). Euclidean distance between syntactically linked words.  Physical Review E 70, 056135.
[ doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.70.056135 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. & Solé, R. V. and Köhler, R. (2004). Patterns in syntactic dependency networks.  Physical Review E 69, 051915.
[ doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.69.051915 ]

Ferrer i Cancho & Solé, R. V.  (2003). Optimization in complex networks. Statistical Mechanics of Complex Networks, Lecture Notes in Physics Vol 625, Springer (Berlin), pp 114-125.
[ doi: 10.1007/b12331 ]

Solé, R.V., Ferrer i Cancho, R., Montoya, J. M. & Valverde, S. (2002). Selection, tinkering and emergence in complex networks. Complexity 8, 20-33. 
[ doi: 10.1002/cplx.10055 ]

Valverde, S., Solé, R. V. & Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2002). Scale-free networks from optimal design. Europhysics Letters 60, 512-517.
[ doi: 10.1209/epl/i2002-00248-2 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R., Janssen, C. and Solé, R.V. (2001). Topology of technology graphs: small world patterns in electronic circuits. Physical Review E 64, 32767.
[ doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.64.046119 ]