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Alan Turing : life and legacy of a great thinker

Author: Christof Teuscher
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays in commemoration of the 90th birthday of Alan Turing. It covers the various facets of his life, thoughts, and legacy. It provides a critical essay on a controversial field  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christof Teuscher
ISBN: 3540200207 9783540200208
OCLC Number: 53434737
Description: xxviii, 542 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Douglas Hofstadter --
Alan Turing: an Introductory Biography / Andrew Hodges --
Alan's Apple: Hacking the Turing Test / Valeria Patera --
What Would Alan Turing Have Done After 1954? / Andrew Hodges --
From Turing to the Information Society / Daniela Cerqui --
The Mechanization of Mathematics / Michael J. Beeson
Responsibility: Christof Teuscher, ed. ; foreword by Douglas Hofstadter.
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