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Parallel communicating grammar systems with context-free components are Turing complete for any communication model. (English) Zbl 1404.68064
Summary: Parallel Communicating Grammar Systems (PCGS) were introduced as a language-theoretic treatment of concurrent systems. A PCGS extends the concept of a grammar to a structure that consists of several grammars working in parallel, communicating with each other, and so contributing to the generation of strings. PCGS are usually more powerful than a single grammar of the same type; PCGS with context-free components (CF-PCGS) in particular were shown to be Turing complete. However, this result only holds when a specific type of communication (which we call broadcast communication, as opposed to one-step communication) is used. We expand the original construction that showed Turing completeness so that broadcast communication is eliminated at the expense of introducing a significant number of additional, helper component grammars. We thus show that CF-PCGS with one-step communication are also Turing complete. We introduce in the process several techniques that may be usable in other constructions and may be capable of removing broadcast communication in general.

68Q42 Grammars and rewriting systems
68Q10 Modes of computation (nondeterministic, parallel, interactive, probabilistic, etc.)
68Q15 Complexity classes (hierarchies, relations among complexity classes, etc.)
68Q45 Formal languages and automata
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