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The above observation that for context-free grammars the problem L{Gi) = E* is recursively undecidable, implies the following incompleteness result. " Proof: We know that the set {d | L(Gi) / £*} = E* 28 is recursively enumerable. e. and therefore recursive. " In short, the above incompleteness result depends on specific names for a simple language and does not depend on the complexity of the language itself. Next we show how the Il2-Lemma yields representation independent incompleteness results.

How are intelligent devices going to interact? We may have thousands of devices in our homes which are going to communicate with one another. There are over a hundred electric motors in the average house today, so we'll clearly get to the point where the average home will have over a thousand computers in it. In fact, some light switches already have computers in them, as well as infrared communication (plastic covers rather than metal). This makes rewiring older homes unnecessary, since old switches can be replaced by infrared switches.

So how do you go about finding the pages that you want? com has many pointers to it. So Kleinberg developed a notion of certain pages being authorities on a subject, and certain pages being hubs (see Figure 2). A link from one page to another means this page is conferring some sort of value to this other page. The idea is to extract from the web a subgraph which is bipartite, which has many hubs and many authorities, where all hubs point to the set of authorities. He observes you can actually find such subgraphs, by using the concept of an eigenvector from 45 (a) (b) Figure 3.