# Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

Parallel insertion and deletion schema Language equations References Schema for parallel insertion and deletion Lila Ka...

Parallel insertion and deletion schema Language equations References

Schema for parallel insertion and deletion Lila Kari, Shinnosuke Seki Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario

UWORCS 2010 April 12th, 2010

Lila Kari, Shinnosuke Seki

Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

Parallel insertion and deletion schema Language equations References

Notation

Σ alphabet Σ∗ the set of all words over Σ u, v , w words L, L1 , L2 , L3 given languages R, R1 , R2 , R3 given regular languages X , Y unknown variables + sum of sets Lc complement of L, i.e., Lc = Σ∗ \ L 2L power set of L

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Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

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p-schema-based insertion p-schema-based deletion Properties of p-schema-based operations

Parallel operations

Example ([Kari91]) Parallel insertion ⇐ is defined as follows: for a word u = a1 a2 · · · an (ai ∈ Σ) and a language L, u ⇐ L = La1 La2 L · · · Lan−1 Lan L. Question How to control parallel insertion (where to insert L)?

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Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

Parallel insertion and deletion schema Language equations References

p-schema-based insertion p-schema-based deletion Properties of p-schema-based operations

p-schema-based insertion Let F = {(u1 , u2 , . . . , un−1 , un ) | n ≥ 1, u1 , . . . , un ∈ Σ∗ }. We call F ⊆ F a p-schema because it can specify how to parallel-insert a language L into a word u. Definition For a p-schema F , insertion F based on F is defined as: [ u1 Lu2 L · · · un−1 Lun . u F L = n≥0,u=u1 ···un , (u1 ,...,un )∈F

Example Let F = {(λ, ab, c), (a, bc), (abc)}. Then abc F L = LabLc ∪ aLbc ∪ abc. Lila Kari, Shinnosuke Seki

Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

Parallel insertion and deletion schema Language equations References

p-schema-based insertion p-schema-based deletion Properties of p-schema-based operations

Various instances of p-schema-based insertion I

Syntactic and Semantic p-schema-based insertions Operation catenation L1 L2 insertion {xL2 y | xy ∈ L1 } parallel insertion L1 ⇐ L2 inserting exactly 2 L’s (x, y )-contextual insertion

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p-schema F Σ∗ × {λ} ∗ ∗ Σ S ×Σ · · × Σ} ×{λ} n≥0 {λ} × Σ | × ·{z

Σ ∗ × Σ∗ × Σ∗ Σ ∗ x × y Σ∗

n times

Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

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p-schema-based insertion p-schema-based deletion Properties of p-schema-based operations

Various instances of p-schema-based insertion II Example Parallel insertion next to b ∈ Σ is defined as follows: for u = a1 a2 · · · an (ai ∈ Σ) and a language L, u ⇐a L = a1 L1 a2 L2 · · · an−1 Ln−1 an Ln , where Li =

(

L {λ}

if ai = b otherwise.

The p-schema F = {(u1 , . . . , un ) | n ≥ 1, u1 , . . . , un ∈ (Σ \ {b})∗ b} implements parallel insertion next to b.

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Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

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p-schema-based deletion

Definition For a p-schema G , deletion G based on G is defined as: w G L = {u1 · · · un | n ≥ 1, x1 , . . . , xn−1 ∈ L, (u1 , . . . , un ) ∈ G , w = u1 x1 u2 x2 · · · un−1 xn−1 un }. Example Let F = {(λ, a, c), (ba, bc), (babbc)} and L = b ∗ . Then babbc F L = {ac, babc, babbc}.

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Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

Parallel insertion and deletion schema Language equations References

p-schema-based insertion p-schema-based deletion Properties of p-schema-based operations

p-schema-based insertion/deletion over languages

Let us extend p-schema-based operations into operations between languages as follows: [ L1  F L2 = u  F L2 u∈L1

L1  G L2 =

[

w  G L2 .

w ∈L1

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Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

Parallel insertion and deletion schema Language equations References

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Distributivity I By this extension, the following distributivity hold. (L1 + L01 ) F L2 = (L1 F L2 ) + (L01 F L2 ) L1 F +G L2 = (L1 F L2 ) + (L1 G L2 ). These distributivity hold also for p-schema-based deletion. In contrast, we can say no more than L1 F (L2 + L02 ) ⊇ (L1 F L2 ) + (L1 F L02 ), L1 F (L2 + L02 ) ⊇ (L1 F L2 ) + (L1 F L02 ),

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Distributivity II

Example Let Aeven = {a2m | m ≥ 0}, Aodd = {a2m+1 | m ≥ 0}, and F = Σ∗ + Σ∗ × Σ∗ × Σ∗ . For L1 = L2 = Aeven , L1 F Aeven = L1 F Aodd = L2 However a3 ∈ L1 F (Aeven + Aodd ), which is not in L2 .

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Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

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Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Objectives

Question Is it decidable whether language equations of the following forms: 1

X F L2 = L3 and X F L2 = L3

2

L1 X L2 = L3 and L1 X L2 = L3

3

L1 F X = L3 and L1 F X = L3

have a solution or not.

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Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

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Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Existence of maximum solutions If X F L2 = L3 has two solutions L1 , L01 , then (L1 + L01 ) F L2 = (L1 F L2 ) + (L01 F L2 ) = L3 + L3 = L3 . This first equality holds due to the distributivity. This holds also for 1

X  F L2 = L 3 ,

2

L1  X L2 = L 3 ,

3

L1  X L2 = L 3 .

This means that these equations have the maximum solutions (the sum of all of their solutions). Methods to solve such language equations have been well-established by Kari [Kari94]. Lila Kari, Shinnosuke Seki

Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

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Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Different approach to solve language equations I On the contrary, L1 F X = L3 or L1 F X = L3 may not have the maximum solution. Let us propose another approach to solving these equations based on the notion of syntactic congruence. Definition For a language L, the syntactic congruence ≡L is an equivalence relation defined as: for u, v ∈ Σ∗ , def

u ≡L v ⇐⇒ ∀x, y ∈ Σ∗ , xuy ∈ L ⇐⇒ xvy ∈ L Definition For a word w ∈ Σ∗ , a set [w ]≡L = {u ∈ Σ∗ | u ≡L w } is called an equivalence class with w as its representative. Lila Kari, Shinnosuke Seki

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Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Different approach to solve language equations II Σ∗ / ≡L : the set of all equivalence classes w.r.t. ≡L (quotient set) index of ≡L : the size of Σ∗ / ≡L . By taking a representative from every class, we can construct a complete system of representatives of Σ∗ / ≡L . Theorem ([Rabin and Scott, 1959]) The index of ≡L is finite iff L is regular. Theorem If L is regular, then so are equivalence classes in Σ∗ / ≡L .

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Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Solving L1 F X = L3 I Lemma Let L1 , L3 ⊆ Σ∗ . Then for any w ∈ Σ∗ and L2 ⊆ Σ∗ , (L1 F ({w }+L2 ))∩Lc3 6= ∅ ⇐⇒ (L1 F ([w ]≡Lc +L2 ))∩Lc3 6= ∅. 3

Assume that u = u1 u2 u3 u4 ∈ L1 , (u1 , u2 , u3 , u4 ) ∈ F , w1 , w2 ∈ [w ]≡L , and v ∈ L2 . Then u1 w1 u2 vu3 w2 u4 ∈ Lc3

⇐⇒

u1 w u2 vu3 w2 u4 ∈ Lc3

⇐⇒

u1 w u2 vu3 w u4 ∈ Lc3 .

For a language L, we say that a solution of L1 F X = L3 is syntactic w.r.t. L if it is a union of equivalence classes in Σ ∗ / ≡L . Lila Kari, Shinnosuke Seki

Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

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Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Solving L1 F X = L3 II Proposition For languages L1 , L3 , L1 F X = L3 has a solution iff it has a syntactic solution w.r.t. L3 . To decide whether L1 F X = L3 has a solution, therefore, it suffices to check whether it has a syntactic solution w.r.t. L 3 . Recall that if L3 is regular, then there exist at most finite numbers of syntactic solutions, (the index of ≡L3 is finite) such syntactic solutions are regular, and solely determined by L3

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Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Solving L1 F X = L3 III

Proposition For regular languages R1 , R3 and a regular p-schema F , it is decidable whether R1 F X = R3 has a solution. Note that all maximal solutions of L1 F X = L3 are syntactic w.r.t. L3 . Theorem For regular languages R1 , R3 and a regular p-schema F , the set of all maximal solutions of R1 F X = R3 is computable.

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Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Solving X F Y = L3 and L1 X Y = L3 Remember that syntactic solutions of L1 F Y = L3 are solely determined by L3 . Theorem For a regular language R3 and p-schema F , it is decidable whether X F Y = R3 has a solution. Proof. N.B. |Σ∗ / ≡R3 | is finite. So for each candidate Rc of syntactic solutions, let us check whether X F Rc = R3 has a solution. Theorem For regular languages R1 , R3 , it is decidable whether R1 X Y = R3 has a solution. Lila Kari, Shinnosuke Seki

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Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Solving L1 F X = L3

Lemma Let L1 ⊆ Σ∗ . For any word w ∈ Σ∗ and a language L2 ⊆ Σ∗ , L1 F ({w } + L2 ) = L1 F ([w ]≡L1 + L2 ). In other words, a representative w can do whatever elements of [w ]≡L1 can do for F . Let R(L1 ) be a complete system of representatives of Σ∗ / ≡L1 . Then 2R(L1 ) characterizes the whole set of solutions of L1 F X = L3 as shown below.

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Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Syntactic and representative solutions

Definition A solution of L1 F X = L3 is syntactic w.r.t. L1 if it is a union of equivalence classes in Σ∗ / ≡L1 . Definition A solution of L1 F X = L3 is representative w.r.t. R(L1 ) if it is a subset of R(L1 ).

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Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

Parallel insertion and deletion schema Language equations References

Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Maximal solutions of L1 F X = L3 Proposition For languages L1 , L3 , the equation L1 F X = L3 has a solution iff it has a syntactic solution w.r.t. L1 . Proposition For a regular language R1 , a DCFL L3 , and a regular p-schema F , it is decidable whether R1 F X = L3 has a solution or not. Maximal solutions of L1 F X = L3 are syntactic w.r.t. L1 . Theorem For a regular language R1 , a DCFL L3 , and a regular p-schema F , we can compute the set of all maximal solutions of R1 F X = L3 . Lila Kari, Shinnosuke Seki

Schema for parallel insertion and deletion

Parallel insertion and deletion schema Language equations References

Solving L1 ffF X = L3 Solving L1 F X = L3

Solving X F Y = L3 and L1 X Y = L3

Recall that syntactic solutions of L1 F Y = L3 is determined by L1 (not L3 ). Theorem For regular languages R1 , R3 , it is decidable whether R1 X Y = R3 has a solution. Open problem Is it decidable whether X F Y = R3 for a regular language R3 and p-schema F ?

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References I

[Kari91] L. Kari, On insertion and deletion in formal languages, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Turku, 1991. [Kari94] L. Kari, On language equations with invertible operations, Theoretical Computer Science, 132 (1994) 129-150. [Rabin and Scott, 1959] M. Rabin and D. Scott, Finite automata and their decision problems, em IBM Journal of Research and Development, 3 (1959) 114-125.

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