Emergent Computation: Emphasizing Bioinformatics / Edition 1

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"Emergent Computation is concerned with recent applications of mathematical linguistics or automata theory. The primary focus is upon "bioinformatics" (the genome and rising interest in the proteome), but the closing chapter also examines applications in biology, medicine, anthropology, and so on." "The papers examine the subjects of interest from the point of view of applying language theory to search for new results, but also as biological automatons (implementations or machines) to do calculations." This book will be of value of those studying bioinformatics, biochemistry, computer science, mathematical linguistics, and biology, as well as pharmacology (with the possible promise of medically active artificial DNA, RNA, and proteins). Laboratory results demonstrating the usefulness of the topics discussed are shown both in vitro and in vivo.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Emergent computation : bioinformatics 1
Ch. 1 A review of chemistry 3
Ch. 2 A review of aspects of automata theory 75
Ch. 3 The beginning numbers 87
Ch. 4 Regular languages : DNA and RNA 115
Ch. 5 Context free languages : DNA and RNA 145
Ch. 6 Context sensitive languages : DNA, RNA, proteins 197
Ch. 7 Turing machines and SubTuring machines 235
Ch. 8 Splicing systems, H systems 259
Ch. 9 tRNA structure 313
Ch. 10 Semigroups and bioinformatics 339
Pt. II Automata theory and disciplines other than bioinformatics 345
Ch. 11 Automata theory : non-bioinformatics emergent computation 347
App Shape grammars 375
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