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#### Complexity of Proper Prefix-Convex Regular Languages

(Springer, 2017-06-27)

A language L over an alphabet Σ is prefix-convex if, for any words x,y,z∈Σ∗, whenever x and xyz are in L, then so is xy. Prefix-convex languages include right-ideal, prefix-closed, and prefix-free languages, which were ...

#### Most Complex Non-returning Regular Languages

(Springer, 2017-07-03)

A regular language L is non-returning if in the minimal deterministic finite automaton accepting it there are no transitions into the initial state. Eom, Han and Jirásková derived upper bounds on the state complexity of ...

#### Theory Of Atomata

(Elsevier, 2014-06-19)

We show that every regular language defines a unique nondeterministic finite automaton (NFA), which we call "atomaton", whose states are the "atoms" of the language, that is, non-empty intersections of complemented or ...

#### Large Aperiodic Semigroups

(World Scientific Publishing, 2015-11-01)

We search for the largest syntactic semigroups of star-free languages having n left quotients; equivalently, we look for the largest transition semigroups of aperiodic finite automata with n states. We first introduce ...

#### Quotient Complexity Of Closed Languages

(Springer, 2014-02-01)

A language L is prefix-closed if, whenever a word w is in L, then every prefix of w is also in L. We define suffix-, factor-, and subword-closed languages in an analogous way, where by factor we mean contiguous subsequence, ...

#### On The Complexity Of The Evaluation Of Transient Extensions Of Boolean Functions

(World Scientific Publishing, 2012-01-01)

Transient algebra is a multi-valued algebra for hazard detection in gate circuits. Sequences of alternating 0's and 1's, called transients, represent signal values, and gates are modeled by extensions of boolean functions ...

#### Quotient Complexity Of Star-Free Languages

(World Scientific Publishing, 2012-09-01)

The quotient complexity, also known as state complexity, of a regular language is the number of distinct left quotients of the language. The quotient complexity of an operation is the maximal quotient complexity of the ...

#### Syntactic Complexity Of R- And J-Trivial Regular Languages

(World Scientific Publishing, 2014-11-01)

The syntactic complexity of a subclass of the class of regular languages is the maximal cardinality of syntactic semigroups of languages in that class, taken as a function of the state complexity n of these languages. We ...

#### Syntactic Complexities of Some Classes of Star-Free Languages

(Springer, 2012)

The syntactic complexity of a regular language is the cardinality of its syntactic semigroup. The syntactic complexity of a subclass of regular languages is the maximal syntactic complexity of languages in that subclass, ...

#### Most Complex Regular Right-Ideal Languages

(Springer, 2014)

A right ideal is a language L over an alphabet Sigma that satisfies the equation L = L Sigma*. We show that there exists a sequence (Rn vertical bar n >= 3) of regular right-ideal languages, where R-n has n left quotients ...