We approach the problem of finding strongly connected synchronizing automata with a given ideal I that serves as the set of reset words, by studying the set of minimal words M of the ideal I (no proper factor is a reset word). We first show the existence of an infinite strongly connected synchronizing automaton A having I as the set of reset words and such that every other strongly connected synchronizing automaton having I as the set of reset words is an homomorphic image of A. Finally, we show that for any non-unary regular ideal I there is a strongly connected synchronizing automaton having I as the set of reset words with at most (kmk)2kmkn states, where k is the dimension of the alphabet, m is twice the length of a shortest word in I, and n is the number of states of the smallest automaton recognizing M. This synchronizing automaton is computable and we exhibit an algorithm to compute it in time O((k2mk)2kmkn).
|Titolo:||Strongly connected synchronizing automata and the language of minimal reset words|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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