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Connecting the Dots: Mass, Energy, Word Meaning, and Particle-Wave Duality
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With insight from linguistics that degrees of text cohesion are similar to forces in physics, and the frequent use of the energy concept in text categorization by machine learning, we consider the applicability of particle-wave duality to semantic content inherent in index terms. Wave-like interpretations go back to the regional nature of such content, utilizing functions for its representation, whereas content as a particle can be conveniently modelled by position vectors. Interestingly, wave packets behave like particles, lending credibility to the duality hypothesis. We show in a classical mechanics framework how metaphorical term mass can be computed.

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2012.
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quantum-like models, linguistic modelling
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Computational Mathematics Computer Science
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Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6788Local ID: 2320/11004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-6788DiVA: diva2:887490
Conference
QI-12, 6th International Quantum Interaction Symposium. Paris, France.
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