Chapter – F. Galofaro e Z. Toffano “Verso una semantica quantistica? Applicazioni al discorso religioso”, in A. Santangelo, e M. Leone, Semiotica e intelligenza artificiale (Roma, 2023)
F. Galofaro, Z. Toffano, “Verso una semantica quantistica? Applicazioni al discorso religioso”, in A. Santangelo, M Leone, Semiotica e intelligenza artificiale, Roma, Aracne, 2023, pp. 107-130.
Since 2014 the authors have been developing an algorithm which exports to the field of Information Retrieval some concepts and models from quantum theory: en- tanglement and correlation due to quantum interference. In this article we explore the linguistic and semiotic implications of a quantum‒like semantic theory, reconstructing the relationships between our work and a wide field of study borrowing statistical instruments from quantum theory and applying them to humanities and social sciences. Finally, as an example, we will show how our algorithm works on a case study: religious discourse in new media. In particular, the application of quantum instruments is helpful to understand how the quotation of a Twitter message in the reply modifies its original semantic profile.