Finite Automata and Their Decision Problems

@article{Rabin1959FiniteAA,
  title={Finite Automata and Their Decision Problems},
  author={Michael O. Rabin and Dana S. Scott},
  journal={IBM J. Res. Dev.},
  year={1959},
  volume={3},
  pages={114-125}
}
Finite automata are considered in this paper as instruments for classifying finite tapes. [...] Key Method Various generalizations of the notion of an automaton are introduced and their relation to the classical automata is determined. Some decision problems concerning automata are shown to be solvable by effective algorithms; others turn out to be unsolvable by algorithms.Expand
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