Master of Science (MS)
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In this thesis we introduce a modified version of Director String Calculus (MDSC) which preserves the applicative structure of the original lambda terms and captures the strong reduction as opposed to weak reduction of the original Director String Calculus (DSC). Furthermore, our reduction system provides an environment which supports the nonatomic nature of substitution operation and hence can lend itself to parallel and optimal reduction. We shall compare our reduction method with other reduction methods, and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of our method.
Calculus; Computation; Director; String
Computer science; Mathematics
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Sreedhar, Vugranam Chakravarthy, "Computation in director string calculus" (1990). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 105.