Conference paper

ABDULLA Parosh A., BOUAJJANI Ahmed, HOLÍK Lukáš, KAATI Lisa and VOJNAR Tomáš. Composed Bisimulation for Tree Automata. In: Implementation and Application of Automata. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2008, pp. 212-222. ISBN 978-3-540-70843-8.
Publication language:english
Original title:Composed Bisimulation for Tree Automata
Title (cs):Kombinovaná bisimulace pro stromové automaty
Proceedings:Implementation and Application of Automata
Conference:13th International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata -- CIAA'08
Series:LNCS 5148
Place:Berlin, DE
Publisher:Springer Verlag
finite tree automata, bisimulation, size reduction
We address the problem of reducing the size of (nondeterministic, bottom-up) tree automata using suitable, language-preserving equivalences on the states of the automata. In particular, we propose the so-called composed bisimulation as a new language preserving equivalence. Composed bisimulation is defined in terms of two different relations, namely upward and downward bisimulation. Moreover, we provide simple and efficient algorithms for computing composed bisimulation based on a reduction to the problem of computing bisimulations on (labeled) transition systems. The proposal of composed bisimulation is motivated by an attempt to obtain an equivalence that can provide better reductions than what currently known bisimulation-based approaches can offer, but which is not significantly more difficult to compute (and hence stays below the computational requirements of simulation-based reductions). The experimental results we present in the paper show that our composed bisimulation meets such requirements, and hence provides users of tree automata with a finer way to resolve the trade-off between the available degree of reduction and its cost.
   author = {A. Parosh Abdulla and Ahmed Bouajjani and
	Luk{\'{a}}{\v{s}} Hol{\'{i}}k and Lisa Kaati and
	Tom{\'{a}}{\v{s}} Vojnar},
   title = {Composed Bisimulation for Tree Automata},
   pages = {212--222},
   booktitle = {Implementation and Application of Automata},
   series = {LNCS 5148},
   year = 2008,
   location = {Berlin, DE},
   publisher = {Springer Verlag},
   ISBN = {978-3-540-70843-8},
   language = {english},
   url = {}

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