Computation with Advice

Vasco Brattka
(University of Cape Town)
Arno Pauly
(University of Cambridge)

Computation with advice is suggested as generalization of both computation with discrete advice and Type-2 Nondeterminism. Several embodiments of the generic concept are discussed, and the close connection to Weihrauch reducibility is pointed out. As a novel concept, computability with random advice is studied; which corresponds to correct solutions being guessable with positive probability. In the framework of computation with advice, it is possible to define computational complexity for certain concepts of hypercomputation. Finally, some examples are given which illuminate the interplay of uniform and non-uniform techniques in order to investigate both computability with advice and the Weihrauch lattice.

In Xizhong Zheng and Ning Zhong: Proceedings Seventh International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2010), Zhenjiang, China, 21-25th June 2010, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 24, pp. 41–55.
Published: 3rd June 2010.

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