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Are there any resources on how to convert a non-deterministic PDA to a deterministic one, if a deterministic PDA actually exists? Or is there a step by step way on how to do this, kind of like going from an NFA to DFA?


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No. Not every nondeterministic PDA has an equivalent deterministic PDA. Even if you have a nondeterministic PDA that is guaranteed to have a deterministic equivalent, there is no mechanical procedure to find it.

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