Emil Post

Mathematician who in 1936 independently introduced a concept essentially identical to the Turing Machine; credited by John Backus of having introduced him to the basic ideas which led to the development of the Backus Normal Form (predecessor of Backus-Naur Form).

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Emil Leon Post was born February 11, 1897 in Augustów, Poland and died April 21, 1954 in New York. (MRW, 2012)

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