The sphynx's new riddle : how to relate the canonical formula of myth to quantum interaction

Darányi, Sándor, Wittek, Peter, & Kitto, Kirsty (2014) The sphynx's new riddle : how to relate the canonical formula of myth to quantum interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 47-58.

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We introduce Claude Lévi Strauss' canonical formula (CF), an attempt to rigorously formalise the general narrative structure of myth. This formula utilises the Klein group as its basis, but a recent work draws attention to its natural quaternion form, which opens up the possibility that it may require a quantum inspired interpretation. We present the CF in a form that can be understood by a non-anthropological audience, using the formalisation of a key myth (that of Adonis) to draw attention to its mathematical structure. The future potential formalisation of mythological structure within a quantum inspired framework is proposed and discussed, with a probabilistic interpretation further generalising the formula

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ID Code: 72107
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: 7th International Conference, QI 2013, Leicester, UK, July 25-27, 2013. Selected Papers
Keywords: Claude L´evi Strauss, Canonical formula, Structure of myth, Klein group, Quaternion form
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54943-4_5
ISSN: 0302-9743
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Deposited On: 26 May 2014 04:03
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2014 03:09

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