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HDTOL matching of computations of multitape automata. (English) Zbl 0689.68103

Summary: We discuss the technique for testing the equivalence of two deterministic automata by constructing a language that matches the computations of two equivalent automata on the same input word. Specifically, we propose to use HDTOL languages that are powerful enough to match computations of many equivalent deterministic multitape automata, and at the same time, have nice decidable properties. Using this new technique of HDTOL matching, we show that the inclusion problem between an arbitrary deterministic multitape automaton and a simple one is decidable in both directions. Further, we show that the equivalence for a restricted class of transdurcers based on deterministic multitape automata is decidable.

MSC:

68Q45 Formal languages and automata
68Q42 Grammars and rewriting systems
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