A Half Century of Automata Theory

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Overview

Eleven pioneers in the field reminisce about the development of automata theory and suggest possible future directions for the field, in these seven papers from a July 2000 symposium held at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Specific topics include hazard algebras, undecidability and incompleteness results in automata theory, playing infinite games in finite time, gene assembly in ciliates, and compositions over a finite domain. This work lacks a subject index. Salomaa is affiliated with the Turku Center for Computer Science, Finland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789810245900
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/29/2001
  • Pages: 164

Table of Contents

Preface v
Hazard Algebras (Extended Abstract) 1
Undecidability and Incompleteness Results in Automata Theory 21
Automata Theory: Its Past and Future 37
Forty Years of Formal Power Series in Automata Theory 49
Playing Infinite Games in Finite Time 73
Gene Assembly in Ciliates: Computing by Folding and Recombination 93
Compositions over a Finite Domain: From Completeness to Synchronizable Automata 131
Appendix Brief Biographies of the Authors 145
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