Hello smart people, I am wondering if there is a process to convert a function to a Turing Machine. In other words, if I provide a list of input strings , and a corresponding output string for each input string, is there a way to find the minimum number of instructions to realize any function as a Turing Machine? Instructions can be either <state,symbol,state_new,action> where action is new_symbol or move (left or right) OR <state,symbol,state_new,symbol_new,move> where move is left or right If you could point me to resources, or provide the process in an algorithm I would be very happy. If this is a stupid question, or has already been solved in a previous post, I do apologize. Any help or direction is appreciated. Thanks.