Instruction-based communications

  • Christian Tschudin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1222)


This papers explores a mode of communication that is based on instruction rather than interpretation. Starting from Shannon's (interpretative) communication model, I link instruction-based communications to mobile code (messengers), to “signs” as they are defined in semiotics, and to the virus theme commonly found in cell biology, computer science and literature. Virus-codes are conjectured to be more powerful that the equivalence codes studied by Shannon.


Turing Machine Computer Virus Control Path Virus Mechanism Mobile Gene 
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