Non-compositional concepts and quantum tests
Kitto, Kirsty & Bruza, Peter D. (2012) Non-compositional concepts and quantum tests. In D'Ariano, Mauro, Fei, Shao-Ming, Haven, Emmanuel, Hiesmayr, Beatrix, Jaeger, Gregg, Khrennikov, Andrei, et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Foundations of Probability and Physics-6 (FPP6) Conference, AIP Conference Proceedings, Linnaeus University, Växjö-Kalmar, Sweden, pp. 458-462.
Compositionality is a frequently made assumption in linguistics, and yet many human subjects reveal highly non-compositional word associations when confronted with novel concept combinations. This article will show how a non-compositional account of concept combinations can be supplied by modelling them as interacting quantum systems.
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