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Effective Lossy Queue Languages Parosh Aziz Abdulla 1 , Luc Boasson 2 , and Ahmed Bouajjani 2
 

Summary: Effective Lossy Queue Languages
Parosh Aziz Abdulla 1 , Luc Boasson 2 , and Ahmed Bouajjani 2
1 DoCS, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 325, S­75105 Uppsala, Sweden.
parosh@docs.uu.se
2
Liafa, Univ. of Paris 7, Case 7014, 2 place Jussieu, F­75251 Paris Cedex 05, France.
flub,aboug@liafa.jussieu.fr
Abstract. Although the set of reachable states of a lossy channel system
(LCS) is regular, it is well­known that this set cannot be constructed
effectively. In this paper, we characterize significant classes of LCS for
which the set of reachable states can be computed. Furthermore, we
show that, for slight generatlizations of these classes, computability can
no longer be achieved.
To carry out our study, we define rewriting systems which capture the be­
haviour of LCS, in the sense that (i) they have a FIFO­like semantics and
(ii) their languages are downward closed with respect to the substring
relation. The main result of the paper shows that, for context­free rewrit­
ing systems, the corresponding language can be computed. An interesting
consequence of our results is that we get a characterization of classes of
meta­transitions whose post­images can be effectively constructed. These

  

Source: Abdulla, Parosh Aziz - Department of Information Technology, Uppsala Universitet

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences