Minimization of Deterministic Bottom-Up Tree Transducers

  • Sylvia Friese
  • Helmut Seidl
  • Sebastian Maneth
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6224)


We show that for every deterministic bottom-up tree transducer, a unique equivalent transducer can be constructed which is minimal. The construction is based on a sequence of normalizing transformations which, among others, guarantee that non-trivial output is produced as early as possible. For a deterministic bottom-up transducer where every state produces either none or infinitely many outputs, the minimal transducer can be constructed in polynomial time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvia Friese
    • 1
  • Helmut Seidl
    • 1
  • Sebastian Maneth
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.NICTA and University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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