RAIRO-Theor. Inf. Appl.
Volume 39, Number 1, January-March 2005Imre Simon, the tropical computer scientist
|Page(s)||305 - 322|
|Published online||15 March 2005|
Algebraic and graph-theoretic properties of infinite n-posets
Department of Computer Science,
University of Szeged,
6701 Szeged, Hungary; email@example.com
A Σ-labeled n-poset is an (at most) countable set, labeled in the set Σ, equipped with n partial orders. The collection of all Σ-labeled n-posets is naturally equipped with n binary product operations and n ω-ary product operations. Moreover, the ω-ary product operations give rise to n ω-power operations. We show that those Σ-labeled n-posets that can be generated from the singletons by the binary and ω-ary product operations form the free algebra on Σ in a variety axiomatizable by an infinite collection of simple equations. When n = 1, this variety coincides with the class of ω-semigroups of Perrin and Pin. Moreover, we show that those Σ-labeled n-posets that can be generated from the singletons by the binary product operations and the ω-power operations form the free algebra on Σ in a related variety that generalizes Wilke's algebras. We also give graph-theoretic characterizations of those n-posets contained in the above free algebras. Our results serve as a preliminary study to a development of a theory of higher dimensional automata and languages on infinitary associative structures.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 68Q45 / 68R99
Key words: Poset / n-poset / composition / free algebra / equational logic
© EDP Sciences, 2005
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