Functional Automata


Title: Functional Automata
Author: Tobias Nipkow
Submission date: 2004-03-30
Abstract: This theory defines deterministic and nondeterministic automata in a functional representation: the transition function/relation and the finality predicate are just functions. Hence the state space may be infinite. It is shown how to convert regular expressions into such automata. A scanner (generator) is implemented with the help of functional automata: the scanner chops the input up into longest recognized substrings. Finally we also show how to convert a certain subclass of functional automata (essentially the finite deterministic ones) into regular sets.
  author  = {Tobias Nipkow},
  title   = {Functional Automata},
  journal = {Archive of Formal Proofs},
  month   = mar,
  year    = 2004,
  note    = {\url{},
            Formal proof development},
  ISSN    = {2150-914x},
License: BSD License
Depends on: Regular-Sets