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Two-Way Jumping Automata

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Frontiers in Algorithmics (FAW 2020)

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The recently introduced one-way jumping automata are strictly more powerful than classical finite automata (FA) while maintaining decidability in most of the important cases. We investigate the extension of the new processing mode to two-way deterministic finite automata (2DFA), resulting in deterministic finite automata which can jump to the nearest letter they can read, with jumps allowed in either direction. We show that two-way jumping automata are strictly more powerful than one-way jumping ones and that alternative extensions of 2DFA with jumping mode lead to equivalent machines. We also prove that the class of languages accepted by the new model is not closed under the usual language operations. Finally we show how one could change the model to terminate on every input.

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Fazekas, S.Z., Hoshi, K., Yamamura, A. (2020). Two-Way Jumping Automata. In: Li, M. (eds) Frontiers in Algorithmics. FAW 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12340. Springer, Cham.

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