Quantum Theory Beyond the Physical: Information in Context

Axiomathes 21 (2):331-345 (2011)
Measures and theories of information abound, but there are few formalised methods for treating the contextuality that can manifest in different information systems. Quantum theory provides one possible formalism for treating information in context. This paper introduces a quantum inspired model of the human mental lexicon. This model is currently being experimentally investigated and we present a preliminary set of pilot data suggesting that concept combinations can indeed behave non-separably
Keywords Information  Context  Concept combination  Non-separability  Separability tests  Generalised quantum model  human mental lexicon  Spreading activation  Spooky activation at a distance
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DOI 10.1007/s10516-010-9144-6
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