Peer-to-peer networks: A language theoretic approach

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In this article a modification of a grammar systems theoretic construction, the so-called network of parallel language processors, is proposed to describe the behaviour of peer-to-peer (P2P) systems. In our model, the language processors form teams, send and receive information through collective and individual filters. The paper deals with the dynamics of string collections. The connection between the growth function of a developmental system and the growth function of networks of parallel multiset string processors with teams of collective and individual filtering is also established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-422
Number of pages20
JournalComputing and Informatics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 21 2008


  • Apprentice peers
  • Collective and individual filtering
  • Networks of parallel multiset string processors with teams
  • P2P networking
  • Population dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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