Algorithmic Prefix Complexity

  • Ming Li
  • Paul Vitányi
Part of the Texts in Computer Science book series (TCS)


While the development of an algorithmic theory of complexity according to the original definitions (plain Kolmogorov complexity) in Chapter 2 was very fruitful, for certain goals the mathematical framework is not yet satisfactory. This has resulted in a plethora of proposals of modified measures to get rid of one or the other problem. Let us list a few conspicuous inconveniences.


Turing Machine Recursive Function Infinite Sequence Kolmogorov Complexity Uniform Measure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cheriton School of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Centrum voor Wiskunde en InformaticaAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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