Noisy Turing Machines

  • Eugene Asarin
  • Pieter Collins
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3580)


Turing machines exposed to a small stochastic noise are considered. An exact characterisation of their (≈\({\it \Pi}\)\(_{\rm 2}^{\rm 0}\)) computational power (as noise level tends to 0) is obtained. From a probabilistic standpoint this is a theory of large deviations for Turing machines.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene Asarin
    • 1
  • Pieter Collins
    • 2
  1. 1.LIAFAUniversité Paris 7 / CNRSParis Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Centrum voor Wiskunde in InformaticaAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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