Issue No. 03 - March (1981 vol. 30)
null Sung Je Hong , Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois
This correspondence describes two efficient algorithms for determining whether or not a given finite-state machine has a synchronizing sequence and a distinguishing sequence, respectively, and compares them with the well-known tree method. Compared with the tree method, these new algorithms are easier to implement and require less memory size. Since they do not require keeping and searching a look-back directory, they allow significant speed improvements.
tree method, Distinguishing sequence, existence algorithm, finite-state machine, state-identification, successor tree, synchronizing sequence
n. Sung Je Hong, "Existence Algorithms for Synchronizing/Distinguishing Sequences," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 30, no. , pp. 234-237, 1981.