Production and use of information. Characterisation of informetric distributions using effort function and density function. Exponentiial informetric process

Abstract : Statistical regularities observed in the production or use of information have been studied for a long time. In this article we define an Exponential Informetric Process to formalize these stochastic process. It is defined by combining an effort function with a density function. Without using the powerful results of Price on the cumulative advantages process this characterization clarifies the principle of least effort.. Some links between statistical theory of information and some informetric distributions are enhanced.
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Information Processing and mangement, 2006, Vol 41


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Thierry Lafouge, Camille Prime. Production and use of information. Characterisation of informetric distributions using effort function and density function. Exponentiial informetric process. Information Processing and mangement, 2006, Vol 41. <sic_00001742>

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