# How do you minimize automata?

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## How do you minimize automata?

Minimization of DFA

- Minimization of DFA.
- Step 1: We will divide Q (set of states) into two sets.
- Step 2: Initialize k = 1.
- Step 3: Find Pk by partitioning the different sets of Pk-1.
- Step 4: Stop when Pk = Pk-1 (No change in partition)
- Step 5: All states of one set are merged into one.

## What is the role minimization algorithms in automata theory?

In automata theory (a branch of theoretical computer science), DFA minimization is the task of transforming a given deterministic finite automaton (DFA) into an equivalent DFA that has a minimum number of states. Here, two DFAs are called equivalent if they recognize the same regular language.

## What is minimization of machine?

Minimization of DFA means reducing the number of states from given FA. Thus, we get the FSM(finite state machine) with redundant states after minimizing the FSM. T1 contains all final states, and T2 contains non-final states.

## Is minimization of NFA possible?

Unfortunately, a general NFA can not be minimized within an approximation factor of O(n) efficiently, unless P=PSPACE [25] .

## Can every DFA be minimized Mcq?

Explanation: The DFA can be minimized to two states and the second state is final state . Explanation: The given alphabet ∑ contains only one symbol {a} and the given NFA accepts all strings with any number of occurrences of ‘a’.

## When we can say that two states in an automata are equivalent?

Definition. Two states in a finite automaton M are equivalent if and only if for every string x, if M is started in either state with x as input, it either accepts in both cases or rejects in both cases. Another way to say this is that the machine does the same thing when started in either state.

## Which algorithm is used for minimization of DFA?

DFA Minimization using Myphill-Nerode Theorem If there is an unmarked pair (Qi, Qj), mark it if the pair {δ (Qi, A), δ (Qi, A)} is marked for some input alphabet. Step 4 − Combine all the unmarked pair (Qi, Qj) and make them a single state in the reduced DFA.

## What is a dead state?

Dead State – A rejecting state that is essentially a dead end. Graphically, the dead state is often omitted and assumed for any input that the machine does not have explicit instructions on what to do with. A machine may have multiple dead states, but at most only one dead state is needed per machine.