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Kolmogorov Complexity of Finite Strings

  • Rodney G. Downey
  • Denis R. Hirschfeldt
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Part of the Theory and Applications of Computability book series (THEOAPPLCOM)

Abstract

This chapter is a brief introduction to Kolmogorov complexity and the theory of algorithmic randomness for finite strings. We will concentrate on a few fundamental aspects, in particular ones that will be useful in dealing with our main topic, the theory of algorithmic randomness for infinite sequences

Keywords

Turing Machine Binary String Computable Function Kolmogorov Complexity Input Tape 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations ResearchVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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