Article collection "Mathematical Problems of Cybernetics" Ļ16, Moscow, 2007
Probabilistic processorsí networks
A probabilistic automaton is an automatic device, controlled by a set of special instructions and intended for realizing a given statistically stable random behavior of output parameters. Probabilistic computations have several adavantages over deterministic ones. The paper lists possible methods and tools for speeding up the computation or modelling processes. The properties of probabilistic processors or their networks are defined by the characteristics of the corresponding probabilistic automaton model. Different approaches to automata synthesis are described.