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dc.contributor.authorDenning, Peter J.
dc.contributor.authorWegner, Peter
dc.dateOctober 2010
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-28T22:28:30Z
dc.date.available2013-08-28T22:28:30Z
dc.date.issued2010-10
dc.identifier.citationWhat is computation? (Ubiquity September 2010) The standard reference model for computation, the Turing machine, is a powerful model for digital computers and it can simulate every other computation model ever proposed. Yet the Turing machine information process -- execution sequences of machine configurations -- is not as well matched for the natural, interactive, and continuous information processes frequently encountered today. Other models more closely match the information processes involved and give better predictions of running time and space. PJD organized a symposium of leading thinkers to explore this question.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/35460
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1880066.1880067en_US
dc.descriptionThe standard reference model for computation, the Turing machine, is a powerful model for digital computers and it can simulate every other computation model ever proposed. Yet the Turing machine information process -- execution sequences of machine configurations -- is not as well matched for the natural, interactive, and continuous information processes frequently encountered today. Other models more closely match the information processes involved and give better predictions of running time and space. Peter J. Denning organized a symposium of leading thinkers to explore this question.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleWhat is computation? Editor's Introductionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science (CS)
dc.subject.authorComputing Scienceen_US


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