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Physical review. E
Some authors have recently argued that a finite-size scaling law for the text-length dependence of wordfrequency distributions cannot be conceptually valid. Here we give solid quantitative evidence for the validity of this scaling law, using both careful statistical tests and analytical arguments based on the generalized central-limit theorem applied to the moments of the distribution (and obtaining a novel derivation of Heaps' law as a by-product). We also find that the picture ofdoi:10.1103/physreve.96.022318 pmid:28950565 fatcat:a6ngbuvfxndahc6npg7rm3vyby