On the structure of solution sets to regular word equations
conference contributionposted on 16.10.2020, 12:54 by Joel DayJoel Day, Florin Manea
© Joel D. Day and Florin Manea; licensed under Creative Commons License CC-BY 47th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2020). For quadratic word equations, there exists an algorithm based on rewriting rules which generates a directed graph describing all solutions to the equation. For regular word equations - those for which each variable occurs at most once on each side of the equation - we investigate the properties of this graph, such as bounds on its diameter, size, and DAG-width, as well as providing some insights into symmetries in its structure. As a consequence, we obtain a combinatorial proof that the problem of deciding whether a regular word equation has a solution is in NP.
DFG grant MA 5725/2-1
- Mathematical Sciences