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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.STACS.2011.93
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-30029
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2011/3002/
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Figueira, Diego ; Segoufin, Luc

Bottom-up automata on data trees and vertical XPath

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Abstract

A data tree is a tree whose every node carries a label from a finite alphabet and a datum from some infinite domain. We introduce a new model of automata over unranked data trees with a decidable emptiness problem. It is essentially a bottom-up alternating automaton with one register, enriched with epsilon-transitions that perform tests on the data values of the subtree. We show that it captures the expressive power of the vertical fragment of XPath -- containing the child, descendant, parent and ancestor axes -- obtaining thus a decision procedure for its satisfiability problem.

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@InProceedings{figueira_et_al:LIPIcs:2011:3002,
  author =	{Diego Figueira and Luc Segoufin},
  title =	{{Bottom-up automata on data trees and vertical XPath}},
  booktitle =	{28th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2011) },
  pages =	{93--104},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-25-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2011},
  volume =	{9},
  editor =	{Thomas Schwentick and Christoph D{\"u}rr},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2011/3002},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-30029},
  doi =		{http://dx.doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.STACS.2011.93},
  annote =	{Keywords: Decidability, XPath, Data trees, Bottom-up tree automata}
}

Keywords: Decidability, XPath, Data trees, Bottom-up tree automata
Seminar: 28th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2011)
Issue Date: 2011
Date of publication: 11.03.2011


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