The Chemical Machine: An Interpreter for the Higher Order Chemical Language

TitleThe Chemical Machine: An Interpreter for the Higher Order Chemical Language
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsRajcsányi, V, Németh, Z
Volume7155
Number of Pages181 - 190
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
CityBerlin, Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-642-29736-6
ISBN0302-9743
AbstractThe notion of chemical computing has evolved for more than two decades. From the seminal idea several models, calculi and languages have been developed and there are various proposals for applying chemical models in distributed problem solving where some sort of autonomy, self-evolving nature and adaptation is sought. While there are some experimental chemical implementations, most of these proposals remained at the paper-and-pencil stage. This paper presents a general purpose interpreter for the Higher Order Chemical Language. The design follows that of logic/functional languages and bridges the gap between the highly abstract chemical model and the physical machine by an abstract interpreter engine. As a novel approach the engine is based on a modified hierarchical production system and turns away from imperative languages.
URLhttp://www.springerlink.com/index/pdf/10.1007/978-3-642-29737-3_21
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-29737-3_21