%0 Conference Proceedings
%T A Quantum Theory of Terms and New Challenges to Meaning Representation of Quanterms
%A Burgos, Diego
%Y Bonial, Claire
%Y Bonn, Julia
%Y Hwang, Jena D.
%S Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Designing Meaning Representations @ LREC-COLING 2024
%D 2024
%8 May
%I ELRA and ICCL
%C Torino, Italia
%F burgos-2024-quantum
%X This article discusses the challenges to meaning representation of terms posed by a quantum theory of terms (QTT) that was recently reported. We first summarize this theory and then highlight the difficulties of representing quanterms, which is the name we coined for the view that the QTT has of terms as quantum systems by analogy with quantum objects in quantum mechanics. We briefly summarize the representation practices followed to date to record and represent terminology. We use findings reported in the literature to model both terms and quanterms and found that current representations of terms in specialized repositories are collapsed quanterms at the expense of other states of the original quanterm. In this work, both quanterms and collapsed quanterms are mathematically modelled following formulations used in quantum mechanics. These formulations suggest that representations of quanterms need to include information about the probabilities of quanterm states and the role they play in the entanglement of terms for phenomena such as specialized collocations.
%U https://aclanthology.org/2024.dmr-1.6
%P 48-53