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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|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|
|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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