AAAI Publications, 2010 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

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The Pet-Fish Problem on the World-Wide Web
Diederik Aerts, Marek Czachor, Bart D'Hooghe, Sandro Sozzo

Last modified: 2010-11-01


We identify the presence of Pet-Fish problem situations and the corresponding Guppy effect of concept theory on the World-Wide Web. For this purpose, we introduce absolute weights for words expressing concepts and relative weights between words expressing concepts, and the notion of 'meaning bound' between two words expressing concepts, making explicit use of the conceptual structure of the World-Wide Web. The Pet-Fish problem occurs whenever there are exemplars — in the case of Pet and Fish these can be Guppy or Goldfish — for which the meaning bound with respect to the conjunction is stronger than the meaning bounds with respect to the individual concepts.


Meaning; quantum; World-Wide Web

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