Accession Number:

ADA053986

Title:

Toward a Theory of Probabilistic Automata with Environments,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The viewpoint is taken that every probabilistic automation is situated within a sequence of environments which affects the initial state distribution and the transition function. There exists a probabilistic automaton within a deterministic environment sequence ADE which defines an event which is not a PCE, yet in certain nontrivial cases the behavior of an ADE can be simulated by a probabilistic automaton. For probabilistic automata within random environment sequences there is a mean equivalent canonical representation which eliminates the randomness due to probabilistic transition. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE