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Stephen Kleene's 1951 Paper Where He Introduces Regular Expressions [pdf] (rand.org)
36 points by guerrilla 41 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments

The original title of the paper is "Representation of Events in Nerve Nets and Finite Automata" but I didn't think anyone would recognize that for what it is. In the paper, he analyzes McCulloch-Pitts neural networks and introduces regular expressions as a way to describe them.

70 years ago, amazing.

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