Interference in text categorisation experiments

Di Nunzio, Giorgio, Bruza, Peter D., & Sitbon, Laurianne (2014) Interference in text categorisation experiments. In Quantum Interaction, Springer, Leicester, U.K., pp. 22-33.

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Abstract

This article examines manual textual categorisation by human coders with the hypothesis that the law of total probability may be violated for difficult categories. An empirical evaluation was conducted to compare a one step categorisation task with a two step categorisation task using crowdsourcing. It was found that the law of total probability was violated. Both a quantum and classical probabilistic interpretations for this violation are presented. Further studies are required to resolve whether quantum models are more appropriate for this task.

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ID Code: 64088
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: text categorization, decision theory, cognitive model, quantum cognition
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54943-4_3
ISBN: 9783642549427
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Theory (080611)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200) > Decision Making (170202)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2014 01:42
Last Modified: 26 May 2014 01:43

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