A Testing Scenario for Probabilistic Automata
Recently, a large number of equivalences for probabilistic automata has been proposed in the literature. Except for the probabilistic bisimulation of Larsen & Skou, none of these equivalences has been characterized in terms of an intuitive testing scenario. In our view, this is an undesirable situation: in the end, the behavior of an automaton is what an external observer perceives. In this paper, we propose a simple and intuitive testing scenario for probabilistic automata and we prove that the equivalence induced by this scenario coincides with the trace distribution equivalence proposed by Segala.
KeywordsTesting Scenario Probabilistic Choice Label Transition System Testing Relation Trace Distribution
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