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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2015.463
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-56596
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/5659/
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Fremont, Daniel J. ; Donzé, Alexandre ; Seshia, Sanjit A. ; Wessel, David

Control Improvisation

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Abstract

We formalize and analyze a new automata-theoretic problem termed control improvisation. Given an automaton, the problem is to produce an improviser, a probabilistic algorithm that randomly generates words in its language, subject to two additional constraints: the satisfaction of an admissibility predicate, and the exhibition of a specified amount of randomness. Control improvisation has multiple applications, including, for example, generating musical improvisations that satisfy rhythmic and melodic constraints, where admissibility is determined by some bounded divergence from a reference melody. We analyze the complexity of the control improvisation problem, giving cases where it is efficiently solvable and cases where it is #P-hard or undecidable. We also show how symbolic techniques based on Boolean satisfiability (SAT) solvers can be used to approximately solve some of the intractable cases.

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@InProceedings{fremont_et_al:LIPIcs:2015:5659,
  author =	{Daniel J. Fremont and Alexandre Donz{\'e} and Sanjit A. Seshia and David Wessel},
  title =	{{Control Improvisation}},
  booktitle =	{35th IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2015)},
  pages =	{463--474},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-97-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{45},
  editor =	{Prahladh Harsha and G. Ramalingam},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/5659},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-56596},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2015.463},
  annote =	{Keywords: finite automata, random sampling, Boolean satisfiability, testing, computational music, control theory}
}

Keywords: finite automata, random sampling, Boolean satisfiability, testing, computational music, control theory
Seminar: 35th IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2015)
Issue Date: 2015
Date of publication: 11.12.2015


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