TY - JOUR

T1 - Symmetries of Automata

AU - Egri-Nagy, Attila

AU - Nehaniv, C.L.

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PY - 2015/3/24

Y1 - 2015/3/24

N2 - For a given reachable automaton A, we prove that the (state-)endomorphism monoid End(A) divides its characteristic monoid M(A). Hence so does its (state-)automorphism group Aut(A), and, for finite A, Aut(A) is a homomorphic image of a subgroup of the characteristic monoid. It follows that in the presence of a (state-) automorphism group G of A, a finite automaton A (and its transformation monoid) always has a decomposition as a divisor of the wreath product of two transformation semigroups whose semigroups are divisors of M(A), namely the symmetry group G and the quotient of M(A) induced by the action of G. Moreover, this division is an embedding if M(A) is transitive on states of A. For more general automorphisms, which may be non-trivial on input letters, counterexamples show that they need not be induced by any corresponding characteristic monoid element.

AB - For a given reachable automaton A, we prove that the (state-)endomorphism monoid End(A) divides its characteristic monoid M(A). Hence so does its (state-)automorphism group Aut(A), and, for finite A, Aut(A) is a homomorphic image of a subgroup of the characteristic monoid. It follows that in the presence of a (state-) automorphism group G of A, a finite automaton A (and its transformation monoid) always has a decomposition as a divisor of the wreath product of two transformation semigroups whose semigroups are divisors of M(A), namely the symmetry group G and the quotient of M(A) induced by the action of G. Moreover, this division is an embedding if M(A) is transitive on states of A. For more general automorphisms, which may be non-trivial on input letters, counterexamples show that they need not be induced by any corresponding characteristic monoid element.

KW - 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: 20B25, 20E22, 20M20, 20M35, 68Q70.

UR - http://adm.luguniv.edu.ua/

M3 - Article

SN - 1726-3255

VL - 19

SP - 48

EP - 57

JO - Algebra and Discrete Mathematics

JF - Algebra and Discrete Mathematics

IS - 1

ER -