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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2017.113
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-74491
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2017/7449/
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Dartois, Luc ; Fournier, Paulin ; Jecker, IsmaŽl ; Lhote, Nathan

On Reversible Transducers

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Abstract

Deterministic two-way transducers define the robust class of regular functions which is, among other good properties, closed under composition. However, the best known algorithms for composing two-way transducers cause a double exponential blow-up in the size of the inputs. In this paper, we introduce a class of transducers for which the composition has polynomial complexity. It is the class of reversible transducers, for which the computation steps can be reversed deterministically. While in the one-way setting this class is not very expressive, we prove that any two-way transducer can be made reversible through a single exponential blow-up. As a consequence, we prove that the composition of two-way transducers can be done with a single exponential blow-up in the number of states. A uniformization of a relation is a function with the same domain and which is included in the original relation. Our main result actually states that we can uniformize any non-deterministic two-way transducer by a reversible transducer with a single exponential blow-up, improving the known result by de Souza which has a quadruple exponential complexity. As a side result, our construction also gives a quadratic transformation from copyless streaming string transducers to two-way transducers, improving the exponential previous bound.

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@InProceedings{dartois_et_al:LIPIcs:2017:7449,
  author =	{Luc Dartois and Paulin Fournier and Isma{\"e}l Jecker and Nathan Lhote},
  title =	{{On Reversible Transducers}},
  booktitle =	{44th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2017)},
  pages =	{113:1--113:12},
  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/2017/7449},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-74491},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2017.113},
  annote =	{Keywords: Transducers, reversibility, two-way, uniformization}
}

Keywords: Transducers, reversibility, two-way, uniformization
Seminar: 44th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2017)
Issue Date: 2017
Date of publication: 06.07.2017


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