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In this paragraph "rock fragments" and "rock," are considered synonymous. Also "remove" is taken to be synonymous with "transportation." Finally, the key phrase "thin and patchy" in sentence four and "these exposures" in sentence five are considered to refer to the same concept, "outcrops."
In the paragraph on otosclerosis, there are five key terms and the total number of links is twenty-two. The average number of links connecting any one node in the network is 3.6. With this paragraph, there are six key terms and the average number of links both to and from a sentence is 5.4.
What generalizations can be drawn from this comparison? The paragraph on regolith has both more key terms and more links among the terms. The greater number of links suggests a tighter cohesion and therefore a greater density of information. Another example provides an interesting contrast.
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