From a programming language viewpoint, the lambda calculus formalises several features of the modern description of computation and its implementation. We present a denotational semantics for the untyped calculus that captures a basic feature of probabilistic programming languages, namely probability distributions as both the objects and the result of a computation.

A Probabilistic Semantics for the Pure Lambda Calculus

Di Pierro, Alessandra
2017-01-01

Abstract

From a programming language viewpoint, the lambda calculus formalises several features of the modern description of computation and its implementation. We present a denotational semantics for the untyped calculus that captures a basic feature of probabilistic programming languages, namely probability distributions as both the objects and the result of a computation.
978-3-319-67728-6
Lambda calculus, Hilbert spaces, Random variables
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