• “Potentialities or possibilities”: Towards quantum information science?

    Author(s):
    David Bawden (see profile) , Lyn Robinson, Tyabba Siddiqui
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    CityLIS
    Subject(s):
    Information science, Library and information science
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    information retrival, Quantum, Quantum theory
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6T467
    Abstract:
    The use of quantum concepts and formalism in the information sciences is assessed through an analysis of published literature. Five categories are identified: use of loose analogies and metaphors between concepts in quantum physics and library/information science; use of quantum concepts and formalisms in information retrieval; use of quantum concepts and formalisms in studying meaning and concepts; quantum social science, in areas adjacent to information science; and the qualitative application of quantum concepts in the information disciplines. Quantum issues have led to demonstrable progress has been made in information retrieval and semantic modelling, with less clear cut progress elsewhere. Whether there may be a future ‘quantum turn’ in the information sciences is debated, the implications of such a turn considered, and a research agenda outlined.
    Notes:
    This paper is an expanded version of Tyabba Siddiqui's Masters dissertation, available in the Humanities Commons at https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:13441/ Published in the 'Advances in Information Science' section of JASIST.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
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