Toward a Formal Macroset Theory

  • Manfred Kudlek
  • Carlos Martín-Vide
  • Gheorghe PĂun
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2235)


A macroset is a (finite or infinite) set of multisets over a finite alphabet. We introduce a Chomsky-like hierarchy of multiset rewriting devices which, therefore, generate macrosets. Some results are proved about the power of these devices and some open problems are formulated. We also present an algebraic characterization of some of the macroset families as least fixed point solutions of algebraic systems of equations.


Turing Machine Mathematical Linguistics Algebraic Characterization Membrane Computing Formal Language Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Kudlek
    • 1
  • Carlos Martín-Vide
    • 2
  • Gheorghe PĂun
    • 3
  1. 1.Fachbereich InformatikUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Research Group on Mathematical LinguisticsRovira i Virgili UniversityTarragonaSpain
  3. 3.Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian AcademyBucuresţiRomania

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