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ABSTRACT
A necessary and sufficient condition for a minimal- state stochastic sequential machine to be unique (up to renumbering the states) is described. Furthermore, a geometric characterization of the class of state-equivalent machines is given.
INDEX TERMS
Convex sets, minimal-state form, reduced form, stochastic sequential machines, uniqueness.
CITATION

T. Nieh, "On the Uniqueness of Minimal-State Stochastic Sequential Machines," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 19, no. , pp. 164-166, 1970.
doi:10.1109/T-C.1970.222885
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