On spiking neural P systems

TitleOn spiking neural P systems
Publication TypeJournal Papers
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsIbarra, O., Pérez-Jiménez M. J., & Yokomori T.
Journal TitleNatural Computing
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Place PublishedAmsterdam, Netherlands
Date Published06/2010

This work deals with several aspects concerning the formal verification of SN P systems and the computing power of some variants. A methodology based on the information given by the transition diagram associated with an SN P system is presented. The analysis of the diagram cycles codifies invariants formulae which enable us to establish the soundness and completeness of the system with respect to the problem it tries to resolve. We also study the universality of asynchronous and sequential SN P systems and the capability these models have to generate certain classes of languages. Further, by making a slight modification to the standard SN P systems, we introduce a new variant of SN P systems with a special I/O mode, called SN P modules, and study their computing power. It is demonstrated that, as string language acceptors and transducers, SN P modules can simulate several types of computing devices such as finite automata, a-finite transducers, and systolic trellis automata.

KeywordsAsynchronous, Finite automaton, Finite state transducer, Formal Verification, Sequential, Spiking neural P system, Systolic trellis automaton, Universality
ISSN Number1567-7818