finite state transducer


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.

Author: PEB

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Entry modified 23 July 2004.
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