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Subsequentiality and Bi-machines

Recall that the transducer determinization algorithm is guaranteed to terminate only in case the input transducer can be determinized, i.e., the transducer describes a subsequential transduction. Therefore, it is important to implement an algorithm which checks for this property. We are working on an algorithm to check subsequentiality of a given pfst, based on the algorithm presented in [32]. We have adapted the algorithm proposed in [32] since it fails to treat certain types of transducer correctly; we intend to provide details somewhere else.

A further natural extension is the generalization of bi-machines and the related algorithms to the case of predicates.

Noord G.J.M. van