• Still awaiting the quantum turn

    Author(s):
    David Bawden (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    CityLIS
    Subject(s):
    Information science, Library and information science
    Item Type:
    Blog Post
    Tag(s):
    Information theory, Quantum theory, Information retrieval
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6CV1J
    Abstract:
    Two years ago a paper by myself and my colleagues Lyn Robinson and Tyabba Siddiqui was published in JASIST, introducing and explaining the idea of an emerging 'quantum information science'. We argued that this could be seen in five respects: 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; development of quantum social science, in areas adjacent to information science; and qualitative application of quantum concepts in the information disciplines themselves. This post discusses some developments since that paper was written.
    Notes:
    This blog post updates a published paper: Bawden, D., Robinson, L. and Siddiqui, T. (2015), “Potentialities or possibilities”: Towards quantum information science? Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 66(3), 437-449 open access version in the Humanities Commons at https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:14697
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    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
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