A simple P-complete problem and its language-theoretic representations

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A variant of the Circuit Value Problem is introduced, in which every gate implements the NOR function (x v y), and one of the inputs of every kth gate must be the (k - 1)th gate. The problem, which remains P-complete, is encoded as a simple formal language over a two-letter alphabet, which can be succinctly represented by language equations of several types. Using this representation, a conjunctive grammar with 8 rules, a Boolean grammar with 5 rules and an LL(1) Boolean grammar with 8 rules for this language are constructed. Another encoding of the problem is represented by a trellis automaton with 11 states and a linear conjunctive grammar with 20 rules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-82
Number of pages15
JournalTheoretical Computer Science
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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