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Early Ideas
Higher-Order Mathematical Operational Semantics (Early Ideas)

Authors: Sergey Goncharov, Stefan Milius, Lutz Schröder, Stelios Tsampas, and Henning Urbat

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 270, 10th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2023)


Abstract
We present a higher-order extension of Turi and Plotkin’s abstract GSOS framework that retains the key feature of the latter: for every language whose operational rules are represented by a higher-order GSOS law, strong bisimilarity on the canonical operational model is a congruence with respect to the operations of the language. We further extend this result to weak (bi-)similarity, for which a categorical account of Howe’s method is developed. It encompasses, for instance, Abramsky’s classical compositionality theorem for applicative similarity in the untyped λ-calculus. In addition, we give first steps of a theory of logical relations at the level of higher-order abstract GSOS.

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Sergey Goncharov, Stefan Milius, Lutz Schröder, Stelios Tsampas, and Henning Urbat. Higher-Order Mathematical Operational Semantics (Early Ideas). In 10th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2023). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 270, pp. 24:1-24:3, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


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@InProceedings{goncharov_et_al:LIPIcs.CALCO.2023.24,
  author =	{Goncharov, Sergey and Milius, Stefan and Schr\"{o}der, Lutz and Tsampas, Stelios and Urbat, Henning},
  title =	{{Higher-Order Mathematical Operational Semantics}},
  booktitle =	{10th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2023)},
  pages =	{24:1--24:3},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-287-7},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{270},
  editor =	{Baldan, Paolo and de Paiva, Valeria},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2023.24},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-188213},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2023.24},
  annote =	{Keywords: Abstract GSOS, lambda-calculus, applicative bisimilarity, bialgebra}
}
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Positive Data Languages

Authors: Florian Frank, Stefan Milius, and Henning Urbat

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 272, 48th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2023)


Abstract
Positive data languages are languages over an infinite alphabet closed under possibly non-injective renamings of data values. Informally, they model properties of data words expressible by assertions about equality, but not inequality, of data values occurring in the word. We investigate the class of positive data languages recognizable by nondeterministic orbit-finite nominal automata, an abstract form of register automata introduced by Bojańczyk, Klin, and Lasota. As our main contribution we provide a number of equivalent characterizations of that class in terms of positive register automata, monadic second-order logic with positive equality tests, and finitely presentable nondeterministic automata in the categories of nominal renaming sets and of presheaves over finite sets.

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Florian Frank, Stefan Milius, and Henning Urbat. Positive Data Languages. In 48th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2023). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 272, pp. 48:1-48:15, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


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@InProceedings{frank_et_al:LIPIcs.MFCS.2023.48,
  author =	{Frank, Florian and Milius, Stefan and Urbat, Henning},
  title =	{{Positive Data Languages}},
  booktitle =	{48th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2023)},
  pages =	{48:1--48:15},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-292-1},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{272},
  editor =	{Leroux, J\'{e}r\^{o}me and Lombardy, Sylvain and Peleg, David},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2023.48},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-185828},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2023.48},
  annote =	{Keywords: Data Languages, Register Automata, MSO, Nominal Sets, Presheaves}
}
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Track B: Automata, Logic, Semantics, and Theory of Programming
Nominal Topology for Data Languages

Authors: Fabian Birkmann, Stefan Milius, and Henning Urbat

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 261, 50th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2023)


Abstract
We propose a novel topological perspective on data languages recognizable by orbit-finite nominal monoids. For this purpose, we introduce pro-orbit-finite nominal topological spaces. Assuming globally bounded support sizes, they coincide with nominal Stone spaces and are shown to be dually equivalent to a subcategory of nominal boolean algebras. Recognizable data languages are characterized as topologically clopen sets of pro-orbit-finite words. In addition, we explore the expressive power of pro-orbit-finite equations by establishing a nominal version of Reiterman’s pseudovariety theorem.

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Fabian Birkmann, Stefan Milius, and Henning Urbat. Nominal Topology for Data Languages. In 50th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2023). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 261, pp. 114:1-114:21, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


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@InProceedings{birkmann_et_al:LIPIcs.ICALP.2023.114,
  author =	{Birkmann, Fabian and Milius, Stefan and Urbat, Henning},
  title =	{{Nominal Topology for Data Languages}},
  booktitle =	{50th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2023)},
  pages =	{114:1--114:21},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-278-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{261},
  editor =	{Etessami, Kousha and Feige, Uriel and Puppis, Gabriele},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2023.114},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-181662},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2023.114},
  annote =	{Keywords: Nominal sets, Stone duality, Profinite space, Data languages}
}
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Stateful Structural Operational Semantics

Authors: Sergey Goncharov, Stefan Milius, Lutz Schröder, Stelios Tsampas, and Henning Urbat

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 228, 7th International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2022)


Abstract
Compositionality of denotational semantics is an important concern in programming semantics. Mathematical operational semantics in the sense of Turi and Plotkin guarantees compositionality, but seen from the point of view of stateful computation it applies only to very fine-grained equivalences that essentially assume unrestricted interference by the environment between any two statements. We introduce the more restrictive stateful SOS rule format for stateful languages. We show that compositionality of two more coarse-grained semantics, respectively given by assuming read-only interference or no interference between steps, remains an undecidable property even for stateful SOS. However, further restricting the rule format in a manner inspired by the cool GSOS formats of Bloom and van Glabbeek, we obtain the streamlined and cool stateful SOS formats, which respectively guarantee compositionality of the two more abstract equivalences.

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Sergey Goncharov, Stefan Milius, Lutz Schröder, Stelios Tsampas, and Henning Urbat. Stateful Structural Operational Semantics. In 7th International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2022). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 228, pp. 30:1-30:19, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2022)


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@InProceedings{goncharov_et_al:LIPIcs.FSCD.2022.30,
  author =	{Goncharov, Sergey and Milius, Stefan and Schr\"{o}der, Lutz and Tsampas, Stelios and Urbat, Henning},
  title =	{{Stateful Structural Operational Semantics}},
  booktitle =	{7th International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2022)},
  pages =	{30:1--30:19},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-233-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{228},
  editor =	{Felty, Amy P.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.FSCD.2022.30},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-163111},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSCD.2022.30},
  annote =	{Keywords: Structural Operational Semantics, Rule Formats, Distributive Laws}
}
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Syntactic Minimization Of Nondeterministic Finite Automata

Authors: Robert S. R. Myers and Henning Urbat

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 202, 46th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2021)


Abstract
Nondeterministic automata may be viewed as succinct programs implementing deterministic automata, i.e. complete specifications. Converting a given deterministic automaton into a small nondeterministic one is known to be computationally very hard; in fact, the ensuing decision problem is PSPACE-complete. This paper stands in stark contrast to the status quo. We restrict attention to subatomic nondeterministic automata, whose individual states accept unions of syntactic congruence classes. They are general enough to cover almost all structural results concerning nondeterministic state-minimality. We prove that converting a monoid recognizing a regular language into a small subatomic acceptor corresponds to an NP-complete problem. The NP certificates are solutions of simple equations involving relations over the syntactic monoid. We also consider the subclass of atomic nondeterministic automata introduced by Brzozowski and Tamm. Given a deterministic automaton and another one for the reversed language, computing small atomic acceptors is shown to be NP-complete with analogous certificates. Our complexity results emerge from an algebraic characterization of (sub)atomic acceptors in terms of deterministic automata with semilattice structure, combined with an equivalence of categories leading to succinct representations.

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Robert S. R. Myers and Henning Urbat. Syntactic Minimization Of Nondeterministic Finite Automata. In 46th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2021). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 202, pp. 78:1-78:16, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)


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@InProceedings{myers_et_al:LIPIcs.MFCS.2021.78,
  author =	{Myers, Robert S. R. and Urbat, Henning},
  title =	{{Syntactic Minimization Of Nondeterministic Finite Automata}},
  booktitle =	{46th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2021)},
  pages =	{78:1--78:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-201-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{202},
  editor =	{Bonchi, Filippo and Puglisi, Simon J.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2021.78},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-145186},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2021.78},
  annote =	{Keywords: Algebraic language theory, Nondeterministic automata, NP-completeness}
}
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Nominal Büchi Automata with Name Allocation

Authors: Henning Urbat, Daniel Hausmann, Stefan Milius, and Lutz Schröder

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 203, 32nd International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2021)


Abstract
Infinite words over infinite alphabets serve as models of the temporal development of the allocation and (re-)use of resources over linear time. We approach ω-languages over infinite alphabets in the setting of nominal sets, and study languages of infinite bar strings, i.e. infinite sequences of names that feature binding of fresh names; binding corresponds roughly to reading letters from input words in automata models with registers. We introduce regular nominal nondeterministic Büchi automata (Büchi RNNAs), an automata model for languages of infinite bar strings, repurposing the previously introduced RNNAs over finite bar strings. Our machines feature explicit binding (i.e. resource-allocating) transitions and process their input via a Büchi-type acceptance condition. They emerge from the abstract perspective on name binding given by the theory of nominal sets. As our main result we prove that, in contrast to most other nondeterministic automata models over infinite alphabets, language inclusion of Büchi RNNAs is decidable and in fact elementary. This makes Büchi RNNAs a suitable tool for applications in model checking.

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Henning Urbat, Daniel Hausmann, Stefan Milius, and Lutz Schröder. Nominal Büchi Automata with Name Allocation. In 32nd International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2021). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 203, pp. 4:1-4:16, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)


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@InProceedings{urbat_et_al:LIPIcs.CONCUR.2021.4,
  author =	{Urbat, Henning and Hausmann, Daniel and Milius, Stefan and Schr\"{o}der, Lutz},
  title =	{{Nominal B\"{u}chi Automata with Name Allocation}},
  booktitle =	{32nd International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2021)},
  pages =	{4:1--4:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-203-7},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{203},
  editor =	{Haddad, Serge and Varacca, Daniele},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2021.4},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-143813},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2021.4},
  annote =	{Keywords: Data languages, infinite words, nominal sets, inclusion checking}
}
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Track B: Automata, Logic, Semantics, and Theory of Programming
Varieties of Data Languages (Track B: Automata, Logic, Semantics, and Theory of Programming)

Authors: Henning Urbat and Stefan Milius

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 132, 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2019)


Abstract
We establish an Eilenberg-type correspondence for data languages, i.e. languages over an infinite alphabet. More precisely, we prove that there is a bijective correspondence between varieties of languages recognized by orbit-finite nominal monoids and pseudovarieties of such monoids. This is the first result of this kind for data languages. Our approach makes use of nominal Stone duality and a recent category theoretic generalization of Birkhoff-type theorems that we instantiate here for the category of nominal sets. In addition, we prove an axiomatic characterization of weak pseudovarieties as those classes of orbit-finite monoids that can be specified by sequences of nominal equations, which provides a nominal version of a classical theorem of Eilenberg and Schützenberger.

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Henning Urbat and Stefan Milius. Varieties of Data Languages (Track B: Automata, Logic, Semantics, and Theory of Programming). In 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2019). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 132, pp. 130:1-130:14, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2019)


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@InProceedings{urbat_et_al:LIPIcs.ICALP.2019.130,
  author =	{Urbat, Henning and Milius, Stefan},
  title =	{{Varieties of Data Languages}},
  booktitle =	{46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2019)},
  pages =	{130:1--130:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-109-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2019},
  volume =	{132},
  editor =	{Baier, Christel and Chatzigiannakis, Ioannis and Flocchini, Paola and Leonardi, Stefano},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2019.130},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-107063},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2019.130},
  annote =	{Keywords: Nominal sets, Stone duality, Algebraic language theory, Data languages}
}
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Eilenberg Theorems for Free

Authors: Henning Urbat, Jiri Adámek, Liang-Ting Chen, and Stefan Milius

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 83, 42nd International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2017)


Abstract
Eilenberg-type correspondences, relating varieties of languages (e.g., of finite words, infinite words, or trees) to pseudovarieties of finite algebras, form the backbone of algebraic language theory. We show that they all arise from the same recipe: one models languages and the algebras recognizing them by monads on an algebraic category, and applies a Stone-type duality. Our main contribution is a variety theorem that covers e.g. Wilke's and Pin's work on infinity-languages, the variety theorem for cost functions of Daviaud, Kuperberg, and Pin, and unifies the two categorical approaches of Bojanczyk and of Adamek et al. In addition we derive new results, such as an extension of the local variety theorem of Gehrke, Grigorieff, and Pin from finite to infinite words.

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Henning Urbat, Jiri Adámek, Liang-Ting Chen, and Stefan Milius. Eilenberg Theorems for Free. In 42nd International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2017). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 83, pp. 43:1-43:15, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2017)


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@InProceedings{urbat_et_al:LIPIcs.MFCS.2017.43,
  author =	{Urbat, Henning and Ad\'{a}mek, Jiri and Chen, Liang-Ting and Milius, Stefan},
  title =	{{Eilenberg Theorems for Free}},
  booktitle =	{42nd International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2017)},
  pages =	{43:1--43:15},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-046-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2017},
  volume =	{83},
  editor =	{Larsen, Kim G. and Bodlaender, Hans L. and Raskin, Jean-Francois},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2017.43},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-81032},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2017.43},
  annote =	{Keywords: Eilenberg's theorem, variety of languages, pseudovariety, monad, duality}
}
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Finite Behaviours and Finitary Corecursion

Authors: Henning Urbat

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 72, 7th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2017)


Abstract
In the coalgebraic approach to state-based systems, semantics is captured up to behavioural equivalence by special coalgebras such as the final coalgebra, the final locally finitely presentable coalgebra (Adámek, Milius, and Velebil), or the final locally finitely generated coalgebra (Milius, Pattinson, and Wißmann). The choice of the proper semantic domain is determined by finiteness restrictions imposed on the systems of interest. We propose a unifying perspective by introducing the concept of a final locally (I,M)-presentable coalgebra, where the two parameters I and M determine what a "finite" system is. Under suitable conditions on the categories and type functors, we show that the final locally (I,M)-presentable coalgebra exists and coincides with the initial (I,M)-iterative algebra, thereby putting a common roof over several results on iterative, fg-iterative and completely iterative algebras that were given a separate treatment before.

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Henning Urbat. Finite Behaviours and Finitary Corecursion. In 7th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2017). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 72, pp. 24:1-24:16, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2017)


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@InProceedings{urbat:LIPIcs.CALCO.2017.24,
  author =	{Urbat, Henning},
  title =	{{Finite Behaviours and Finitary Corecursion}},
  booktitle =	{7th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2017)},
  pages =	{24:1--24:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-033-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2017},
  volume =	{72},
  editor =	{Bonchi, Filippo and K\"{o}nig, Barbara},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2017.24},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-80444},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2017.24},
  annote =	{Keywords: Iterative algebra, completely iterative algebra, fg-iterative algebra, rational fixpoint, terminal coalgebra, iterative monad}
}
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Syntactic Monoids in a Category

Authors: Jiri Adamek, Stefan Milius, and Henning Urbat

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 35, 6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015)


Abstract
The syntactic monoid of a language is generalized to the level of a symmetric monoidal closed category D. This allows for a uniform treatment of several notions of syntactic algebras known in the literature, including the syntactic monoids of Rabin and Scott (D = sets), the syntactic semirings of Polák (D = semilattices), and the syntactic associative algebras of Reutenauer (D = vector spaces). Assuming that D is a commutative variety of algebras, we prove that the syntactic D-monoid of a language L can be constructed as a quotient of a free D-monoid modulo the syntactic congruence of L, and that it is isomorphic to the transition D-monoid of the minimal automaton for L in D. Furthermore, in the case where the variety D is locally finite, we characterize the regular languages as precisely the languages with finite syntactic D-monoids.

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Jiri Adamek, Stefan Milius, and Henning Urbat. Syntactic Monoids in a Category. In 6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 35, pp. 1-16, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2015)


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@InProceedings{adamek_et_al:LIPIcs.CALCO.2015.1,
  author =	{Adamek, Jiri and Milius, Stefan and Urbat, Henning},
  title =	{{Syntactic Monoids in a Category}},
  booktitle =	{6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015)},
  pages =	{1--16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-84-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{35},
  editor =	{Moss, Lawrence S. and Sobocinski, Pawel},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2015.1},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-55235},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2015.1},
  annote =	{Keywords: Syntactic monoid, transition monoid, algebraic automata theory, duality, coalgebra, algebra, symmetric monoidal closed category, commutative variety}
}
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A Fibrational Approach to Automata Theory

Authors: Liang-Ting Chen and Henning Urbat

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 35, 6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015)


Abstract
For predual categories C and D we establish isomorphisms between opfibrations representing local varieties of languages in C, local pseudovarieties of D-monoids, and finitely generated profinite D-monoids. The global sections of these opfibrations are shown to correspond to varieties of languages in C, pseudovarieties of D-monoids, and profinite equational theories of D-monoids, respectively. As an application, a new proof of Eilenberg's variety theorem along with several related results is obtained, covering uniformly varieties of languages and their coalgebraic modifications, Straubing's C-varieties, and fully invariant local varieties.

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Liang-Ting Chen and Henning Urbat. A Fibrational Approach to Automata Theory. In 6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 35, pp. 50-65, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2015)


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@InProceedings{chen_et_al:LIPIcs.CALCO.2015.50,
  author =	{Chen, Liang-Ting and Urbat, Henning},
  title =	{{A Fibrational Approach to Automata Theory}},
  booktitle =	{6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015)},
  pages =	{50--65},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-84-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{35},
  editor =	{Moss, Lawrence S. and Sobocinski, Pawel},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2015.50},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-55268},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2015.50},
  annote =	{Keywords: Eilenberg’s variety theorem, duality, coalgebra, Grothendieck fibration}
}