String execution time for finite languages : max is easy, min is hard

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Abstract

In performance evaluation or supervisory control, we often encounter problems of determining the maximum or minimum string execution time for a finite language when estimating the worst-case or best-case performance. It has been shown in the literature that the time complexity for computing the maximum string execution time for a finite language is polynomial with respect to the size of an automaton recognizer of that language and the dimension of the corresponding resource matrices. In this paper we provide a more efficient algorithm to compute such maximum string execution time. Then we show that it is NP-complete to determine the minimum string execution time. Keywords: Languages; Finite-state automata; (Max, +) semiring; Heap models; Computational complexity
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2326-2329
Number of pages4
JournalAutomatica
Volume47
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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