Alternating Weak Automata from Universal Trees [article]

Laure Daviaud, Marcin Jurdzinski, Karoliina Lehtinen
2019 arXiv   pre-print
An improved translation from alternating parity automata on infinite words to alternating weak automata is given. The blow-up of the number of states is related to the size of the smallest universal ordered trees and hence it is quasi-polynomial, and only polynomial if the asymptotic number of priorities is logarithmic in the number of states. This is an exponential improvement on the translation of Kupferman and Vardi (2001) and a quasi-polynomial improvement on the translation of Boker and
more » ... tinen (2018). Any slightly better such translation would (if---like all presently known such translations---it is efficiently constructive) lead to algorithms for solving parity games that are asymptotically faster in the worst case than the current state of the art (Calude, Jain, Khoussainov, Li, and Stephan, 2017; Jurdzi\'nski and Lazi\'c, 2017; and Fearnley, Jain, Schewe, Stephan, and Wojtczak, 2017), and hence it would yield a significant breakthrough.
arXiv:1903.12620v1 fatcat:slqbuf3vbrduvgitwyrm5euxmm