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Linearly Bounded Infinite Graphs

Arnaud Carayol 1 Antoine Meyer 2
1 GALION - Graphs, Automata, Logics, Languages and vErificatiON
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, UR1 - Université de Rennes 1, INSA Rennes - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées - Rennes, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR6074
Abstract : Linearly bounded Turing machines have been mainly studied as acceptors for context-sensitive languages. We define a natural family of canonical infinite automata representing their observable computational behavior, called linearly bounded graphs. These automata naturally accept the same languages as the linearly bounded machines defining them. We present some of their structural properties as well as alternative characterizations in terms of rewriting systems and context-sensitive transductions. Finally, we compare these graphs to rational graphs, which are another family of automata accepting the context-sensitive languages, and prove that in the bounded-degree case, rational graphs are a strict sub-family of linearly bounded graphs.
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Arnaud Carayol, Antoine Meyer. Linearly Bounded Infinite Graphs. MFCS 2005, Sep 2005, Gdansk, Poland. pp.180-191, ⟨10.1007/11549345_17⟩. ⟨hal-00149334⟩



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