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An Efficient Finite Tree Automata Library: The Design of BDD-based Semi-symbolic Algorithms for Nondeterministic Finite Tree Automata

LENGÁL Ondřej. An Efficient Finite Tree Automata Library: The Design of BDD-based Semi-symbolic Algorithms for Nondeterministic Finite Tree Automata. Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012. ISBN 978-3-659-27069-7.
Czech title
Efektivní knihovna pro práci s konečnými stromovými automaty: návrh semi-symbolických algoritmů pro práci s nedeterministickými konečnými stromovými automaty, jež jsou založeny na BDD
Type
monograph
Language
english
Authors
Keywords
tree automata, formal verification, abstract regular tree model checking, binary decision
diagrams, multi-terminal binary decision diagrams
Abstract
Numerous computer systems use dynamic control and data structures of unbounded size. These data structures have often the character of trees or they can be encoded as trees with some additional pointers. This is exploited by some currently intensively studied techniques of formal verification that represent an infinite number of states using a finite tree automaton. However, currently there is no tree automata library implementation that would provide an efficient and flexible support for such methods. Thus the aim of this Mas- ter's Thesis is to provide such a library. The present paper first describes the theoretical background of finite tree automata and regular tree languages. Then it surveys the cur- rent implementations of tree automata libraries and studies various verification techniques, outlining requirements for the library. Representation of a finite tree automaton and algo- rithms that perform standard language operations on this representation are proposed in the next part, which is followed by description of library implementation. Through a series of experiments it is shown that the library can compete with other available tree automata libraries, in certain areas being even significantly superior to them.
Published
2012
Pages
64
ISBN
978-3-659-27069-7
Publisher
Lambert Academic Publishing
Place
Saarbrücken, DE
BibTeX
@BOOK{FITPUB10206,
   author = "Ond\v{r}ej Leng\'{a}l",
   title = "An Efficient Finite Tree Automata Library: The Design of BDD-based Semi-symbolic Algorithms for Nondeterministic Finite Tree Automata",
   pages = 64,
   year = 2012,
   location = "Saarbr\"{u}cken, DE",
   publisher = "Lambert Academic Publishing",
   ISBN = "978-3-659-27069-7",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/10206"
}
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