Computing Partial Recursive Functions by Transition P Systems

  • Alvaro Romero-Jiménez
  • Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2933)


In this paper a variant of transition P systems with external output designed to compute partial functions on natural numbers is presented. These P systems are stable under composition, iteration and unbounded minimization (μ–recursion) of functions. We prove that every partial recursive function can be computed by such P systems, from which the computational completeness of this model can be deduced.


Membrane Structure Partial Function Evolution Rule Informal Manner Original Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alvaro Romero-Jiménez
    • 1
  • Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
    • 1
  1. 1.Dpto. de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia ArtificialUniversidad de SevillaSpain

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