, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 322–327

Relativity theory of information and communication in natural language

Open Forum

DOI: 10.1007/BF01179804

Cite this article as:
Tonfoni, G. AI & Soc (1998) 12: 322. doi:10.1007/BF01179804


The present paper is meant to summarise and enlighten the theoretical implications of the twin theories of text comprehension and of text compression. Compatibility and non-exclusiveness of particle-like analysis of language and wave-like analysis of intentionality are also demonstrated within the newly established quantum linguistics framework. The informative state of language is viewed as being relatively stable; once activated and subject to motion, therefore reaching a communicative state, different phenomena occur, which may be observed, analysed and visualised through CPP-TRS observational devices. Relativity theory may therefore be organised in terms of quanta with continuity and no contradiction.


Communicative positioning Intentionality Information visuality Textual perception Textual resolution enhancement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e OrientaliUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.College Library and Information ServicesUniversity of MarylandCollege Park

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