Definition: See finite state machine.
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Paul E. Black, "finite state automaton", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 12 May 2008. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/finiteStateAutomaton.html