A Canonical Semi-Deterministic Transducer


Achilles Beros, Colin Higuera ;
The 12th International Conference on Grammatical Inference, PMLR 34:33-48, 2014.


We prove the existence of a canonical form for semi-deterministic transducers with sets of pairwise incomparable output strings. Based on this, we develop an algorithm which learns semi-deterministic transducers given access to translation queries. We also prove that there is no learning algorithm for semi-deterministic transducers that uses only domain knowledge.

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