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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2020.54
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-132952
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2020/13295/
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Perrin, Dominique ; Ryzhikov, Andrew

The Degree of a Finite Set of Words

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Abstract

We generalize the notions of the degree and composition from uniquely decipherable codes to arbitrary finite sets of words. We prove that if X = Y∘Z is a composition of finite sets of words with Y complete, then d(X) = d(Y) ⋅ d(Z), where d(T) is the degree of T. We also show that a finite set is synchronizing if and only if its degree equals one.
This is done by considering, for an arbitrary finite set X of words, the transition monoid of an automaton recognizing X^* with multiplicities. We prove a number of results for such monoids, which generalize corresponding results for unambiguous monoids of relations.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{perrin_et_al:LIPIcs:2020:13295,
  author =	{Dominique Perrin and Andrew Ryzhikov},
  title =	{{The Degree of a Finite Set of Words}},
  booktitle =	{40th IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2020)},
  pages =	{54:1--54:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-174-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{182},
  editor =	{Nitin Saxena and Sunil Simon},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2020/13295},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-132952},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2020.54},
  annote =	{Keywords: synchronizing set, degree of a set, group of a set, monoid of relations}
}

Keywords: synchronizing set, degree of a set, group of a set, monoid of relations
Collection: 40th IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2020)
Issue Date: 2020
Date of publication: 04.12.2020


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