A deque automaton is a finite-state machine equipped with a deque memory tape. Such memory being more general than a queue or two stacks, we restrict consideration to quasi-real-time deque machines, for which we present useful normal forms. The closure properties of deque languages qualify them as an abstract family of languages but not a full one. The newly defined characteristic deque language CDL combines Dyck and AntiDyck (or FIFO) languages, and homomorphically characterizes the deque languages. The notion of deque graph from the graph drawing theory, well represents deque computations by means of a planar graph developed on a cylinder surface, with edges visualizing how deque symbols are inserted and removed. The drawing of deque computations on a cylinder is remindful of 3D models used in theoretical (bio)chemistry. We prove that a CDL can be defined in different ways: by a simple deque automaton, by labeled deque graphs, by cancellation rules, and by means of the shuffle and intersection of simpler languages. The labeled deque graph represents the syntax structure of a word.
|Titolo:||Deque automata, languages, and planar graph representations|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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