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Improving Ranking Using Quantum Probability

Melucci, Massimo;
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  • Published: 27 Aug 2011
The paper shows that ranking information units by quantum probability differs from ranking them by classical probability provided the same data used for parameter estimation. As probability of detection (also known as recall or power) and probability of false alarm (also known as fallout or size) measure the quality of ranking, we point out and show that ranking by quantum probability yields higher probability of detection than ranking by classical probability provided a given probability of false alarm and the same parameter estimation data. As quantum probability provided more effective detectors than classical probability within other domains that data manage...
free text keywords: Computer Science - Information Retrieval, Computer Science - Emerging Technologies, Computer Science - Learning, Physics - Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
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