Definition: A finite state machine specifically with a read-only input and a write-only output. The input and output cannot be reread or changed.
See also Turing transducer, pushdown transducer.
Note: Thanks to L. J. Buitinck for correcting the definition. 28 May 2004.
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Entry modified 23 July 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "finite state transducer", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 23 July 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/finiteStateTransducer.html