On Accepting Networks of Splicing Processors of Size 3

  • Remco Loos
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4497)


In this paper, we show that accepting networks of splicing processors (ANSPs) of size 3 are computationally complete. Moreover, we prove that they can decide all languages in NP in polynomial time. The previous lower bound for both issues was 7. Since, by its definition, ANSPs need at least 2 nodes for any non-trivial computation, we leave only one open case. We also prove the following normal form: For any ANSP there exists an equivalent ANSP without output filters.


Molecular Computation Splicing Networks of Processors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Remco Loos
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  1. 1.Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics, Rovira i Virgili University, Pça Imperial Tàrraco 1, 43005 TarragonaSpain

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