Quantum theory and the nature of search

Arafat, S. and Van Rijsbergen, C.J. (2007) Quantum theory and the nature of search. In: AAAI Symposium on Quantum Interaction, Stanford, California, 26-28 March 2007, pp. 114-121.

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The conceptual model and mathematical formalism of quan- tum theory are employed in creating a novel framework for modeling the computational search process addressing problematic issues that restrict information retrieval research. Mapping the mathematical formalism of search to that of quantum theory presents insightful perspectives about the na- ture of search. However, differences in operational semantics of quantum theory and search restrict the utility of the map- ping. An approach is suggested for resolving these semantic differences aiming toward a sound mathematical and concep- tual framework for search inspired by quantum theory

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Van Rijsbergen, Professor Cornelis and Arafat, Dr Sachi
Authors: Arafat, S., and Van Rijsbergen, C.J.
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Information Retrieval

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