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Geometric and quantum methods for information retrieval

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Geometric and quantum methods for information retrieval
This paper reviews the recent developments in applying geometric and quantum mechanics methods for information retrieval and natural language processing. It discusses the interesting analogies between components of information retrieval and quantum mechanics. It then describes some quantum mechanics phenomena found in the conventional data analysis and in the psychological experiments for word association. It also presents the applications of the concepts and methods in quantum mechanics such as quantum logic and tensor product to document retrieval and meaning of composite words, respectively. The purpose of the paper is to give the state of the art on and to draw attention of the IR community to the geometric and quantum methods and their potential applications in IR and NLP.
Yaoyong Li, Hamish Cunningham
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where SIGIR
Authors Yaoyong Li, Hamish Cunningham
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