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### What is the optimal combination of transducers with limited capabilities to a more powerful transducer?

Assume we have a number of transducers with limited information processing capabilities. Are there theoretical results (proofs) on how these transducers can be combined by some sort of communication ...
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### Chomsky hierarchy for finite state transducers

In this question in the first answer someone mentions a "special transduction hierarchy". I cannot find anywhere anything about it. Could someone point me to resources on this topic?
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### Is it possible to constract Moore or Mealy machine with a different size of input and output?

Is it possible to constract Moore or Mealy machine to take input tape: 0011 and output: 00001111 (or vice versa). In other words, input and output have different size. I want to construct FSMs to ...
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### Is the power of a natural number logspace-computable?

Given a constant $n\in\mathbb{N}_+$, is the simple power function $$λ\,x\in\mathbb{N}_+.\,x^n$$ logspace computable by a logspace transducer (which has a read-only input tape, a working read-write ...
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### Are polynomials in one variable logspace-computable?

Given a polynomial function $$p\quad=\quad \lambda\, x\in\mathbb{N}_0.\ \sum_{i=0}^n a_i x^i$$ with $a_i\in\mathbb{Z}$ for all $i\leqslant n$, can you compute $p$ by a logspace transducer if the input ...
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### Which transducer models replacement in regex?

I am looking for the right transducer which allows to translate a sequence of literals into a sequence of same literals (or a subset of them) in arbitrary order. For example: ABC => CAB, which, with ...
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### Show that the regular language is contained in another

Let L1 and L2 be two non empty regular language. How can I show that the following expression is correct with an example ? $\bigotimes$ denote the transducer cross product. $L_1^+ \bigotimes L_2^+$ ...
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### Are finite state transducers and Mealy machines the same machines?

There are several versions of the definitions of the FST and the Mealy machine. Some of the definitions are almost same. Some have a little differences. But it seems that they both are a kind of DFA ...
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### Is the output of a Mealy/Moore automaton a regular language?

How can I prove that the output sequence of Mealy Moore Machine is a Regular Language ? And what if transition outputs more than one character ? How can we prove for this case that the language in (1) ...
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### Regexp substitution and finite-state transducers

Many programming languages support a "regular expression substitution" operation: if r is a regular expression and s, ...
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### Can a finite state transducer emit $\epsilon$?

Can a deterministic finite state transducer output ϵ (epsilon) ? A Deterministic Finite-state Transducer (DFT) is a device much like a DFA, except that its purpose is not to accept strings or ...
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### almost realtime push down relation vs realtime pushdown relation?

Almost realtime pushdown relation pop a symbol for each empty step. Realtime pushdown relation does not perform any empty step. What do they mean by empty step?
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### How to apply insights from the theory of codes to alternating codes?

The book Theory of codes by J. Berstel and D. Perrin from 1985 studies variable-length codes. The focus is less on error-correction and compression, but more on algebraic properties, synchronization ...
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### Can Tree Transducers Self-Interpret?

Is it possible for MSO graph/tree transducers to reflect themselves, namely to create an interpreter of tree/graph transducers using tree/graph transducers? If yes, I'll be happy for some design ...
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### What is the expressive power of finite-state transducers and pushdown transducers?

One would assume that a finite state transducer can perform any translation such that the resulting string is from a regular grammar. Similarly, that a pushdown transducer can generate strings from ...
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### State machine that multiplies a binary number with a constant

I'm trying to create a FSM that multiplies a bitstream with a constant value (e.g 3). I don't have a clue how to design such a FSM. Any hints?
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### NL and NP compute different binary relations, so what?

Let the binary relation computed by a nondeterministic transducer be the relation between input strings and the possible output strings the transducer can produce (and accept) for the given input ...
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### Why not just use FSTs for combining syntactic and semantic analysis?

I've just found the finite state transducer. Since the FST processes two tapes: one for input, one for output, shouldn't it be possible to use FST to "pack together" some compiler stages, such as ...
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### How would a finite state transducer with no output function work?

Say I have a finite state transducer, 6 tuple FST with a set of states, input symbols, output symbols, transition function, a start state, and an output function. If I combine the output function into ...
Given $T_1, T_2\colon \Sigma^* \to \Gamma^*$ ($\Gamma$ is output alphabet), let $\Delta(T_1, T_2)$ consist of all input strings $w \in Σ^*$ where $T_1(w) \neq T_2(w)$. Prove that FSTs ...