P automata revised

TitleP automata revised
Publication TypeJournal Papers
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPaun, G., & Pérez-Jiménez M. J.
Journal TitleTheoretical Computer Science
Place PublishedAmsterdam (The Netherlands)

We continue here the investigation of P automata, in their non-extended case, a class of devices which characterize non-universal family of languages. First, a recent conjecture is confirmed: any recursively enumerable language is obtained from a language recognized by a P automaton, to which an initial (arbitrarily large) string is added. Then, we discuss possibilities of extending P automata, following suggestions from string finite automata. For instance, automata with a memory (corresponding to push-down automata) are considered and their power is briefly investigated, as well as some closure properties of the family of languages recognized by P automata. In the context, a brief survey of results about P and dP automata (a distributed version of P automata) is provided, and several further research topics are formulated.

KeywordsMembrane computing; P automata; Turing computability; Closure properties
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ISSN Number0304-3975