Query Learning Algorithm for Residual Symbolic Finite Automata

Kaizaburo Chubachi
Diptarama Hendrian
Ryo Yoshinaka
Ayumi Shinohara

We propose a query learning algorithm for residual symbolic finite automata (RSFAs). Symbolic finite automata (SFAs) are finite automata whose transitions are labeled by predicates over a Boolean algebra, in which a big collection of characters leading the same transition may be represented by a single predicate. Residual finite automata (RFAs) are a special type of non-deterministic finite automata which can be exponentially smaller than the minimum deterministic finite automata and have a favorable property for learning algorithms. RSFAs have both properties of SFAs and RFAs and can have more succinct representation of transitions and fewer states than RFAs and deterministic SFAs accepting the same language. The implementation of our algorithm efficiently learns RSFAs over a huge alphabet and outperforms an existing learning algorithm for deterministic SFAs. The result also shows that the benefit of non-determinism in efficiency is even larger in learning SFAs than non-symbolic automata.

In Jérôme Leroux and Jean-Francois Raskin: Proceedings Tenth International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification (GandALF 2019), Bordeaux, France, 2-3rd September 2019, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 305, pp. 140–153.
Published: 18th September 2019.

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