Computing the Rabin Index of a Parity Automaton
Institut Gaspard Monge,
Université de Marne-la-Vallée, 5 boulevard Descartes,
Champs-sur-Marne, 77454 Marne-la-Vallée Cedex 2, France; Olivier.Carton@univ-mlv.fr.
Accepted: July 1999
The Rabin index of a rational language of infinite words given by a parity automaton with n states is computable in time O(n2c) where c is the cardinality of the alphabet. The number of values used by a parity acceptance condition is always greater than the Rabin index and conversely, the acceptance condition of a parity automaton can always be replaced by an equivalent acceptance condition whose number of used values is exactly the Rabin index. This new acceptance condition can also be computed in time O(n2c).
Mathematics Subject Classification: 68Q45 / 68Q68 / 3D15
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