When Resources Collide: Towards a Theory of Coincidence in Information Spaces

  title={When Resources Collide: Towards a Theory of Coincidence in Information Spaces},
  author={Markus Luczak-R{\"o}sch and Ramine Tinati and Nigel Shadbolt},
  journal={Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web},
This paper is an attempt to lay out foundations for a general theory of coincidence in information spaces such as the World Wide Web, expanding on existing work on bursty structures in document streams and information cascades. We elaborate on the hypothesis that every resource that is published in an information space, enters a temporary interaction with another resource once a unique explicit or implicit reference between the two is found. This thought is motivated by Erwin Shroedingers… 

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