Paraconsistent Machines and their Relation to Quantum Computing


We describe a method to axiomatize computations in deterministic Turing machines. When applied to computations in non-deterministic Turing machines, this method may produce contradictory (and therefore trivial) theories, considering classical logic as the underlying logic. By substituting in such theories the underlying logic by a paraconsistent logic we define a new computation model, the paraconsistent Turing machine. This model allows a partial simulation of superposed states of quantum computing. Such a feature allows the definition of paraconsistent algorithms which solve (with some restrictions) the well-known Deutsch’s and Deutsch-Jozsa problems. This first model of computation, however, does not adequately represent the notions of entangled states and relative phase, which are key features in quantum computing. In this way, a more sharpened model of paraconsistent Turing machines is defined, which better approaches quantum computing features. Finally, we define complexity classes for such models, and establish some relationships with classical complexity classes.

DOI: 10.1093/logcom/exp072

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@article{Agudelo2010ParaconsistentMA, title={Paraconsistent Machines and their Relation to Quantum Computing}, author={Juan Carlos Agudelo Agudelo and Walter Alexandre Carnielli}, journal={J. Log. Comput.}, year={2010}, volume={20}, pages={573-595} }