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Does Quantum Interference exist in Twitter?

Article by Shuai, Xin and Ding, Ying and Busemeyer, Jerome and Sun, Yuyin and Chen, Shanshan and Tang, Jie
  • Published in 2011
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It becomes more difficult to explain the social information transfer phenomena using the classic models based merely on Shannon Information Theory (SIT) and Classic Probability Theory (CPT), because the transfer process in the social world is rich of semantic and highly contextualized. This paper aims to use twitter data to explore whether the traditional models can interpret information transfer in social networks, and whether quantum-like phenomena can be spotted in social networks. Our main contributions are: (1) SIT and CPT fail to interpret the information transfer occurring in Twitter; and (2) Quantum interference exists in Twitter, and (3) a mathematical model is proposed to elucidate the spotted quantum phenomena.

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@article{Shuai,
	title = {Does Quantum Interference exist in Twitter?},
	author = {Shuai, Xin and Ding, Ying and Busemeyer, Jerome and Sun, Yuyin and Chen, Shanshan and Tang, Jie},
	url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1107.0681 http://arxiv.org/pdf/1107.0681v1},
	urldate = {2011-09-08},
	abstract = {It becomes more difficult to explain the social information transfer phenomena using the classic models based merely on Shannon Information Theory (SIT) and Classic Probability Theory (CPT), because the transfer process in the social world is rich of semantic and highly contextualized. This paper aims to use twitter data to explore whether the traditional models can interpret information transfer in social networks, and whether quantum-like phenomena can be spotted in social networks. Our main contributions are: (1) SIT and CPT fail to interpret the information transfer occurring in Twitter; and (2) Quantum interference exists in Twitter, and (3) a mathematical model is proposed to elucidate the spotted quantum phenomena.},
	comment = {},
	collections = {Basically computer science,Basically physics},
	year = 2011
}