A formalization of logical imaging for information retrieval using quantum theory

Zuccon, G., Azzopardi, L.A., & van Rijsbergen, C.J. (2008) A formalization of logical imaging for information retrieval using quantum theory. In 19th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Application(DEXA'08) , 1-5 September 2008, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy.

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Abstract

In this paper we introduce a formalization of Logical Imaging applied to IR in terms of Quantum Theory through the use of an analogy between states of a quantum system and terms in text documents. Our formalization relies upon the Schrodinger Picture, creating an analogy between the dynamics of a physical system and the kinematics of probabilities generated by Logical Imaging. By using Quantum Theory, it is possible to model more precisely contextual information in a seamless and principled fashion within the Logical Imaging process. While further work is needed to empirically validate this, the foundations for doing so are provided.

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ID Code: 69263
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1109/DEXA.2008.69
ISBN: 9780769532998
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 IEEE
Deposited On: 26 May 2014 22:51
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2014 15:48

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