Infinite Words

Author: Dominique Perrin
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080525648
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Infinite Words is an important theory in both Mathematics and Computer Sciences. Many new developments have been made in the field, encouraged by its application to problems in computer science. Infinite Words is the first manual devoted to this topic. Infinite Words explores all aspects of the theory, including Automata, Semigroups, Topology, Games, Logic, Bi-infinite Words, Infinite Trees and Finite Words. The book also looks at the early pioneering work of Büchi, McNaughton and Schützenberger. Serves as both an introduction to the field and as a reference book. Contains numerous exercises desgined to aid students and readers. Self-contained chapters provide helpful guidance for lectures.

Logic and Automata

Author: Jörg Flum
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9053565760
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Mathematical logic and automata theory are two scientific disciplines with a fundamentally close relationship. The authors of Logic and Automata take the occasion of the sixtieth birthday of Wolfgang Thomas to present a tour d’horizon of automata theory and logic. The twenty papers in this volume cover many different facets of logic and automata theory, emphasizing the connections to other disciplines such as games, algorithms, and semigroup theory, as well as discussing current challenges in the field.

Their Footprints Remain

Author: Alex McKay
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9053565183
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By the end of the 19th century, British imperial medical officers and Christian medical missionaries had introduced Western medicine to Tibet, Sikkim, and Bhutan. Their Footprints Remain uses archival sources, personal letters, diaries, and oral sources in order to tell the fascinating story of how this once-new medical system became imbedded in the Himalayas. Of interest to anyone with an interest in medical history and anthropology, as well as the Himalayan world, this volume not only identifies the individuals involved and describes how they helped to spread this form of imperialist medicine, but also discusses its reception by a local people whose own medical practices were based on an entirely different understanding of the world.

Implementation and Application of Automata

Author: Jacques Farre
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540310231
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The 10th International Conference on Implementation and Application of - tomata (CIAA 2005)washeld in the Technopole of Sophia Antipolis, France, on June 27–29, 2005. This volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series contains the notes of the two invited lectures, the 26 papers selected for presentation at the conference, and the abstracts of the eight posters that were displayed. The papers and posters were selected amongst 87 submitted papers. The submissions came from countries in ?ve continents. They show applications of automata in many ?elds, including mathematics, linguistics, networks, XML processing,biologyand music. The elderly lady of automata is aliveand kicking, ready to face the new challenges of computer science. Based on the reviews, the Best Paper Award was given to Markus Lohrey and Sebastian Maneth for their excellent article on Tree Automata and XPath on Compressed Trees (see page 225). This award was generously sponsored by the University of California at Santa Barbara. We wish to thank all the Program Committee members and the additional referees for their e?orts in refereeing and selecting papers, and maintaining the high standard of CIAA conferences. We are grateful to all the contributors to the conference, in particular to the invited speakers, for making CIAA 2005 a scienti?c success. ´ We also thank the Computer Science Department of the EcolePolytechnique Universitaire of the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis for accommodating CIAA in its buildings and providing the logistical support.

Foundations of the Formal Sciences V

Author: Stefan Bold
ISBN: 9781904987758
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Infinity can feature in games in various forms: we can play games of infinite length, with infinitely many players, or allow for infinitely many moves or strategies. Games of infinite length have been thoroughly investigated by mathematicians and have played a central role in mathematical logic. However, their applications go far beyond mathematics: they feature prominently in theoretical computer science, philosophical Gedankenexperiments, as limit cases in economical applications, and in many other applications. The conference Foundations of the Formal Sciences V focused on games of infinite length, but was very opn to include other notions of infinity in games as well.