Acceptance Conditions for ω-Languages

  • Alberto Dennunzio
  • Enrico Formenti
  • Julien Provillard
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7410)


This paper investigates acceptance conditions for finite automata recognizing ω-regular languages. Their expressive power and their position w.r.t. the Borel hierarchy is also studied. The full characterization for the conditions (ninf, ⊓ ), (ninf, ⊆ ) and (ninf, = ) is given. The final section provides a partial characterization of (fin, = ).


finite automata acceptance conditions ω-regular languages 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Dennunzio
    • 2
  • Enrico Formenti
    • 1
  • Julien Provillard
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire I3SUniversité Nice-Sophia AntipolisSophia AntipolisFrance
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e ComunicazioneUniversità degli Studi di Milano–BicoccaMilanoItaly

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