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Quantum theory beyond the physical : information in context

Kitto, Kirsty, Ramm, Brentyn, Sitbon, Laurianne, & Bruza, Peter D. (2011) Quantum theory beyond the physical : information in context. Axiomathes, 21(2), pp. 331-345.

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Abstract

Measures and theories of information abound, but there are few formalised methods for treating the contextuality that can manifest in different information systems. Quantum theory provides one possible formalism for treating information in context. This paper introduces a quantum-like model of the human mental lexicon, and shows one set of recent experimental data suggesting that concept combinations can indeed behave non-separably. There is some reason to believe that the human mental lexicon displays entanglement.

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ID Code: 38001
Item Type: Journal Article
Funders: ARC
Keywords: concept combination, bi-ambigous, contextual information, human mental lexicon, non-separability test
DOI: 10.1007/s10516-010-9144-6
ISSN: 1122-1151
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > QUANTUM PHYSICS (020600) > Quantum Physics not elsewhere classified (020699)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Natural Language Processing (080107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200) > Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension) (170204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPECIFIC FIELDS (220200) > History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science) (220206)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Springer
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Deposited On: 20 Oct 2010 10:32
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:31

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