Some Inverse Problems

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Part of the Texts in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series book series (TTCS)

Abstract

As explained in Chapter 2, conventional computing requires encoding of information into strings of symbols over a given alphabet. Classical computation thus deals with recognition and generation problems of formal languages consisting of words (strings of symbols). Classical computational theories originated in attempts to understand calculation as performed by humans. All the resultant models (Turing machines, Church’s A-calculus, Chomsky grammars, Markov algorithms, etc.) are based on the seemingly sequential nature of conscioushuman calculation. They are inherently sequential.

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