# Incremental DFA minimisation

Marco Almeida; Nelma Moreira; Rogério Reis

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications (2014)

- Volume: 48, Issue: 2, page 173-186
- ISSN: 0988-3754

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topAlmeida, Marco, Moreira, Nelma, and Reis, Rogério. "Incremental DFA minimisation." RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications 48.2 (2014): 173-186. <http://eudml.org/doc/273041>.

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abstract = {We present a new incremental algorithm for minimising deterministic finite automata. It runs in quadratic time for any practical application and may be halted at any point, returning a partially minimised automaton. Hence, the algorithm may be applied to a given automaton at the same time as it is processing a string for acceptance. We also include some experimental comparative results.},

author = {Almeida, Marco, Moreira, Nelma, Reis, Rogério},

journal = {RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications},

keywords = {regular languages; finite automata; minimisation algorithms},

language = {eng},

number = {2},

pages = {173-186},

publisher = {EDP-Sciences},

title = {Incremental DFA minimisation},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/273041},

volume = {48},

year = {2014},

}

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PY - 2014

PB - EDP-Sciences

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AB - We present a new incremental algorithm for minimising deterministic finite automata. It runs in quadratic time for any practical application and may be halted at any point, returning a partially minimised automaton. Hence, the algorithm may be applied to a given automaton at the same time as it is processing a string for acceptance. We also include some experimental comparative results.

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