Topological Characterisation of Multi-buffer Simulation
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Multi-buffer simulation is an extension of simulation preorder that can be used to approximate inclusion of languages recognised by Büchi automata up to their trace closures. It has been shown that multi-buffer simulation with unbounded buffers can be characterised with the existence of a continuous function f that witnesses trace closure inclusion. In this paper, we show that such a characterisation can be refined to the case where we only consider bounded buffers by requiring the function f to be Lipschitz continuous. This characterisation only holds for some restricted classes of automata. One of the automata should only produce words where each letter does not commute unboundedly to the left or right. We will show that such an automaton can be characterised with a cyclic-path-connected automaton, which is a refinement of a syntactic characterisation of an automaton that has a regular trace closure.
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