An implementation of algorithms to define and manipulate finite automata and regular expressions
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The main purpose of the work described in this chapter is to enable the user to define and modify deterministic and non-deterministic finite automata. The first step is to allow the user to define states and transitions for both deterministic and non-deterministic finite state automata and to subsequently modify them. It is possible at this stage to systematically rename final and other states. Functions are provided to convert non-deterministic finite automata to deterministic finite automata and also to trim and minimize automata. The minimization process produces a minimum state automaton. We will abbreviate the expressions deterministic finite automata and non-deterministic finite automata to DFA and NBFA respectively.
Thesis, MSc Master of Science
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