Finitary languages

K. Chatterjee, N. Fijalkow, in:, Springer, 2011, pp. 216–226.

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The class of omega-regular languages provides a robust specification language in verification. Every omega-regular condition can be decomposed into a safety part and a liveness part. The liveness part ensures that something good happens "eventually". Finitary liveness was proposed by Alur and Henzinger as a stronger formulation of liveness. It requires that there exists an unknown, fixed bound b such that something good happens within b transitions. In this work we consider automata with finitary acceptance conditions defined by finitary Buchi, parity and Streett languages. We study languages expressible by such automata: we give their topological complexity and present a regular-expression characterization. We compare the expressive power of finitary automata and give optimal algorithms for classical decisions questions. We show that the finitary languages are Sigma 2-complete; we present a complete picture of the expressive power of various classes of automata with finitary and infinitary acceptance conditions; we show that the languages defined by finitary parity automata exactly characterize the star-free fragment of omega B-regular languages; and we show that emptiness is NLOGSPACE-complete and universality as well as language inclusion are PSPACE-complete for finitary parity and Streett automata.
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216 - 226
LATA: Language and Automata Theory and Applications
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Tarragona, Spain
Conference Date
2011-05-26 – 2011-05-31

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Chatterjee K, Fijalkow N. Finitary languages. In: Vol 6638. Springer; 2011:216-226. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21254-3_16
Chatterjee, K., & Fijalkow, N. (2011). Finitary languages (Vol. 6638, pp. 216–226). Presented at the LATA: Language and Automata Theory and Applications, Tarragona, Spain: Springer.
Chatterjee, Krishnendu, and Nathanaël Fijalkow. “Finitary Languages,” 6638:216–26. Springer, 2011.
K. Chatterjee and N. Fijalkow, “Finitary languages,” presented at the LATA: Language and Automata Theory and Applications, Tarragona, Spain, 2011, vol. 6638, pp. 216–226.
Chatterjee K, Fijalkow N. 2011. Finitary languages. LATA: Language and Automata Theory and Applications, LNCS, vol. 6638, 216–226.
Chatterjee, Krishnendu, and Nathanaël Fijalkow. Finitary Languages. Vol. 6638, Springer, 2011, pp. 216–26, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21254-3_16.
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