Continuous and monotone machines


We investigate a variant of the fuel-based approach to modeling diverging computation in type theories and use it to abstractly capture the essence of oracle Turing machines. The resulting objects we call continuous machines. We prove that it is possible to translate back and forth between such machines and names in the standard function encoding used in computable analysis. Put differently, among the operators on Baire space, exactly the partial continuous ones are implementable by continuous machines and the data that such a machine provides is a description of the operator as a sequentially realizable functional. Continuous machines are naturally formulated in type theories and we have formalized our findings in Coq as part of Incone, a Coq library for computable analysis. The correctness proofs use a classical meta-theory with countable choice. Along the way we formally prove some known results such as the existence of a self-modulating modulus of continuity for partial continuous operators on Baire space. To illustrate their versatility we use continuous machines to specify some algorithms that operate on objects that cannot be fully described by finite means, such as real numbers and functions. We present particularly simple algorithms for finding the multiplicative inverse of a real number and for composition of partial continuous operators on Baire space. Some of the simplicity is achieved by utilizing the fact that continuous machines are compatible with multivalued semantics.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Computer Science
Additional Information: © Michal Konečný, Florian Steinberg, and Holger Thies; licensed under Creative Commons License CC-BY Funding: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 731143.
Event Title: 45th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS 2020
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2020-08-25 - 2020-08-26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computable Analysis,Coq,Exact real computation,Formal proofs,Proof assistant,Software
ISBN: 9783959771597
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2020-08-18
Accepted Date: 2020-08-01
Authors: Konečný, Michal ( 0000-0003-2374-9017)
Steinberg, Florian
Thies, Holger



Version: Published Version

License: Creative Commons Attribution

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