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Tromp, John

Binary Lambda Calculus and Combinatory Logic

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Abstract

We introduce binary representations of both lambda calculus and combinatory logic terms, and demonstrate their simplicity by providing very compact parser-interpreters for these binary languages. We demonstrate their application to Algorithmic Information Theory with several concrete upper bounds on program-size complexity, including an elegant self-delimiting code for binary strings.

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@InProceedings{tromp:DSP:2006:628,
  author =	{John Tromp},
  title =	{Binary Lambda Calculus and Combinatory Logic},
  booktitle =	{Kolmogorov Complexity and Applications},
  year =	{2006},
  editor =	{Marcus Hutter  and Wolfgang Merkle and Paul M.B. Vitanyi},
  number =	{06051},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2006/628},
  annote =	{Keywords: Concrete, program size complexity, ambda calculus, combinatory logic, encoding, self-delimiting, binary strings}
}

Keywords: Concrete, program size complexity, ambda calculus, combinatory logic, encoding, self-delimiting, binary strings
Seminar: 06051 - Kolmogorov Complexity and Applications
Issue Date: 2006
Date of publication: 31.07.2006


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