Paul Slevin (University of Glasgow)
Friday 3rd May, 2013 16:00-17:00 Maths 516
In this talk we will define and discuss Finite State Automata. These are purely mathematical objects which model basic computers and machines in real life and have a wide variety of applications. We will discuss some (very) basic facts about machines and focus on an interesting application in linguistics. There will be precisely one mention of category theory, and some comedy props.