Theory of Computing Systems

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 319–336 | Cite as

A Split-Based Incremental Deterministic Automata Minimization Algorithm

  • Pedro García
  • Manuel Vázquez de Parga
  • Jairo A. Velasco
  • Damián López


We here study previous results due to Hopcroft and Almeida et al. to propose an incremental split-based deterministic automata minimization algorithm whose average running-time does not depend on the size of the alphabet. The experimentation carried out shows that our proposal outperforms the algorithms studied whenever the automata have more than a (quite small) number of states and symbols.


Finite automata DFA minimization Incremental minimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro García
    • 1
  • Manuel Vázquez de Parga
    • 1
  • Jairo A. Velasco
    • 2
  • Damián López
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y ComputaciónUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Pontificia Universidad JaverianaCaliColombia

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