When resources collide: towards a theory of coincidence in information spaces

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) When resources collide: towards a theory of coincidence in information spaces At WWW 2015 Companion, Italy. 6 pp. (doi:10.1145/2740908.2743973).


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This paper is an attempt to lay out foundations for a general theory of coincidence in information spaces such as the World Wide Web, expanding on existing work on bursty structures in document streams and information cascades. We elaborate on the hypothesis that every resource that is published in an information space, enters a temporary interaction with another resource once a unique explicit or implicit reference between the two is found. This thought is motivated by Erwin Shroedingers notion of entanglement between quantum systems. We present a generic information cascade model that exploits only the temporal order of information sharing activities, combined with inherent properties of the shared information resources. The approach was applied to data from the world's largest online citizen science platform Zooniverse and we report about findings of this case study

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1145/2740908.2743973
Venue - Dates: WWW 2015 Companion, Italy, 2015-05-18
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Organisations: Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 374988
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18 May 2015Published
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 11:44
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 06:33
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/374988

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