Senses in Which Quantum Theory Is an Analogy for Information Retrieval and Science

  title={Senses in Which Quantum Theory Is an Analogy for Information Retrieval and Science},
  author={Sachi Arafat},
Quantum theory (QT) addresses phenomena of the physical world, information retrieval (IR) is concerned with social and psychological phenomena in world of human-created objects. Recent approaches to IR employ the mathematics of QT, but in doing so, inherit notions particular to physical phenomena such as entanglement and superposition; and is lead to wonder about laws of dynamics, and general scientific concepts such as invariance. QTIR contends that their use of QT is analogical. In what… CONTINUE READING

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