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Quantum Information Access and Retrieval Theory

Objective

Quantum Information Access and Retrieval Theory

We aim to establish an European Training Network (ETN) on QUantum information Access and Retrieval Theory (QUARTZ). Towards a new approach to Information Access and Retrieval (IAR) addressing the challenges of the dynamic and multimodal nature of the data and user interaction context, QUARTZ aims to educate its Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to adopt a novel theoretically and empirically motivated approach to IAR based on the quantum mechanical framework that gives up the notions of unimodal features and classical ranking models disconnected from context. Each ESR will be aware that the current state of the art of IAR is not sufficient to address the challenges of a dynamic, adaptive and context-aware user-machine interaction and to make a major breakthrough in the overall effectiveness of retrieval systems, and that a genuine theoretical breakthrough is on the contrary necessary. We believe that this breakthrough can be provided by quantum theory which can integrate abstract vector spaces, probability spaces and logic in a single theoretical framework which extend and generalize the classical vector, probability and logic spaces utilised in IAR. QUARTZ will consist of training activities and ESR research projects which investigate theoretical issues and evaluate methods and prototypes for adaptive IAR systems managing large data collections and meeting the end user's information needs in a dynamic context.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Net EU contribution
€ 774 183,96
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Milton Keynes
UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom
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€ 546 575,76
Address
University Square
LU1 3JU Luton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Luton
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
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€ 501 120,00
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 580 163,76
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS-SENFTENBERG
Germany
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€ 249 216,48
Address
Platz Der Deutschen Einheit 1
03046 Cottbus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LINNEUNIVERSITETET
Sweden
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€ 263 659,32
Address
Linnaeus University
35195 Vaxjo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Södra Sverige Småland med öarna Kronobergs län

Partners (6)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

WEBSAYS SL
Spain
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€ 0,00
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Yes
Address
Calle Napoles, Planta 7, Puerta 4 294
08025 Barcelona
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - QLD QUT
Australia
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€ 0,00
Address
George Street 2
4001 Brisbane
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Tianjin University
China
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€ 0,00
Address
Weijin Road 92
300072 Tianjin
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GREATER GLASGOW HEALTH BOARD
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Great Western Road 1055 J B Russell
G12 0XH Glasgow
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
 
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

STIFTUNG PREUSSISCHER KULTURBESITZ
Germany
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€ 0,00
Address
Von Der Heydt Strasse 16-18
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SEMION LTD
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00