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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2017.99
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-74174
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Bacquey, Nicolas ; Grandjean, Etienne ; Olive, Frédéric

Definability by Horn Formulas and Linear Time on Cellular Automata

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Abstract

We establish an exact logical characterization of linear time complexity of cellular automata of dimension d, for any fixed d: a set of pictures of dimension d belongs to this complexity class iff it is definable in existential second-order logic restricted to monotonic Horn formulas with built-in successor function and d+1 first-order variables. This logical characterization is optimal modulo an open problem in parallel complexity. Furthermore, its proof provides a systematic method for transforming an inductive formula defining some problem into a cellular automaton that computes it in linear time.

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@InProceedings{bacquey_et_al:LIPIcs:2017:7417,
  author =	{Nicolas Bacquey and Etienne Grandjean and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Olive},
  title =	{{Definability by Horn Formulas and Linear Time on Cellular Automata}},
  booktitle =	{44th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2017)},
  pages =	{99:1--99:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-041-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2017},
  volume =	{80},
  editor =	{Ioannis Chatzigiannakis and Piotr Indyk and Fabian Kuhn and Anca Muscholl},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2017/7417},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-74174},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2017.99},
  annote =	{Keywords: picture languages, linear time, cellular automata of any dimension, local induction, descriptive complexity, second-order logic, horn formulas, logic }
}

Keywords: picture languages, linear time, cellular automata of any dimension, local induction, descriptive complexity, second-order logic, horn formulas, logic
Seminar: 44th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2017)
Issue Date: 2017
Date of publication: 06.07.2017


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