Algorithmic Prefix Complexity

  • Ming Li
  • Paul Vitányi
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Computer Science book series (MCS)


While the development of an algorithmic theory of complexity according to the original definitions (plain Kolmogorov complexity) in Chapter 2 was very fruitful, in certain ways the mathematical framework is not yet satisfactory. This has resulted in a plethora of proposals of modified measures to get rid of one or the other problem. Let us list a few conspicuous inconveniences.


Turing Machine Infinite Sequence Kolmogorov Complexity Uniform Measure Short Program 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ming Li
    • 1
  • Paul Vitányi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Centrum voor Wiskunde en InformaticaAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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