Manfred Droste

Greibach normal form for \omega-algebraic systems and weighted simple \omega-pushdown automata

By Manfred Droste, Sven Dziadek, Werner Kuich


In Information and Computation

Abstract In weighted automata theory, many classical results on formal languages have been extended into a quantitative setting. Here, we investigate weighted context-free languages of infinite words, a generalization of \omega-context-free languages (as introduced by Cohen and Gold in 1977) and an extension of weighted context-free languages of finite words (that were already investigated by Chomsky and Schützenberger in 1963). As in the theory of formal grammars, these weighted context-free languages, or \omega-algebraic series, can be represented as solutions of mixed \omega-algebraic systems of equations and by weighted \omega-pushdown automata.

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