Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, Vol 4, No 2 (2001)

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DMTCS vol 4 no 2 (2001), pp. 179-192

Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science


Volume 4 n° 2 (2001), pp. 179-192

author:Timo Peichl and Heribert Vollmer
title:Finite Automata with Generalized Acceptance Criteria
keywords:finite automata, generalized acceptance criteria, leaf language, formal languages, complexity classes
abstract:We examine the power of nondeterministic finite automata with acceptance of an input word defined by a leaf language, i.e., a condition on the sequence of leaves in the automaton's computation tree. We study leaf languages either taken from one of the classes of the Chomsky hierarchy, or taken from a time- or space-bounded complexity class. We contrast the obtained results with those known for leaf languages for Turing machines and Boolean circuits.
reference: Timo Peichl and Heribert Vollmer (2001), Finite Automata with Generalized Acceptance Criteria, Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 4, pp. 179-192
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