Massively Parallel Pattern Recognition with Link Failures

  • Martin Kutrib
  • Jan-Thomas Löwe
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1963)


The capabilities of reliable computations in linear cellular arrays with communication failures are investigated in terms of syntactical pattern recognition.

In particular we consider very fast, i. e. real-time, computations. It is wellknown that real-time one-way arrays are strictly less powerful than realtime two-way arrays. Here it is shown that the sets of patterns reliably recognizable by real-time arrays with link failures are strictly in between the sets of (intact) one-way and (intact) two-way arrays. Hence, the failures cannot be compensated in general but, on the other hand, do not decrease the computing power to that one of one-way arrays.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Kutrib
    • 1
  • Jan-Thomas Löwe
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsUniversity of GiessenGiessenGermany

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