A Hierarchy of Deterministic Top-down Tree Transformations

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1993-04-13
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Slutzki, Giora
Vagvolgyi, Sandor
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The classes DTA, DTT, DTT{DR}, and DTT{R} stand for the family of tree transductions induced by all deterministic top-down tree automata, deterministic top-down tree transducers, deterministic top-down tree transducers with deterministic top-down look-ahead, and deterministic top-down tree transducers with regular look-ahead, respectively. In this paper we study two hierarchies obtained by compositions of tree transformation classes and show that they are proper and that they ``shuffle perfectly''. Using these results we show that the problem of determining the correct inclusion relationship between two arbitrary compositions of tree transformation classes from the set M={ DTA, DTT, DTT{DR}, DTT{R} } can be decided in linear time.

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