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automation

[ô′təmā′shən]
use of a machine designed to follow a predetermined sequence of individual operations repeatedly and automatically.

automation

(ot″ŏ-mā′shŏn)
An automatically controlled operation of an apparatus or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human elements of observation, effort, and decision making.

laboratory automation

The use of clinical laboratory instruments that assay large numbers of samples with minimal human intervention.

automation,

n the use of a machine designed to follow repeatedly and automatically a predetermined sequence of individual operations. Automation is used extensively in preparing tissue for microscopic examination.
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The Cerny conjecture, a longstanding open problem in automata theory, claims that each synchronizing automaton has a reset word of length at most [(|Q| - 1).
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When I look back on the material in that early course in automata theory, I am struck by the diversity of these sources.
Using theoretical computer simulators for formal languages and automata automata theory.
The paper is organized as follows: After this introduction, we recall in Section 2 some basic notions from graph theory and from automata theory.
He has updated this edition to follow the recommendations of the ACM/SIGCSE 2001 task force and to include such topics as automata theory and recursive algorithms as well as new examples and more real-world programming projects.
Topics include representations of subgroups and algebras, automata theory, majorization, combinatorics, and the history of mathematics, particularly that of the work of Molien.