Automata in the Category of Glued Vector Spaces

Authors Thomas Colcombet, Daniela Petrisan

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Thomas Colcombet and Daniela Petrisan. Automata in the Category of Glued Vector Spaces. In 42nd International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2017). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 83, pp. 52:1-52:14, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2017)


In this paper we adopt a category-theoretic approach to the conception of automata classes enjoying minimization by design. The main instantiation of our construction is a new class of automata that are hybrid between deterministic automata and automata weighted over a field.
  • hybrid set-vector automata
  • automata minimization in a category


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