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This paper shows that some of the main features of Turing's thesis derived from those of the expression system (Turing machines) it inaugures, and in particular its conformity. The notions of inaugural statements and texts are defined and illustrated by other examples than Turing thesis and article. Other relationships between the inaugural texts are considered which allow to include Turing's article in an inaugural history.
Pour citer cet article :Herreman Alain (2020/1). An Inaugural Statement and Text. In De Glas Michel & Lassègue Jean (Eds), Looking Back at Turing: His Heritage Today, Intellectica, 72, (pp.31-63), DOI: n/a.