François Gonze ; Raphaël M. Jungers ; Avraham N. Trahtman - A note on a recent attempt to improve the Pin-Frankl bound

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A note on a recent attempt to improve the Pin-Frankl boundArticle

Authors: François Gonze 1; Raphaël M. Jungers 1; Avraham N. Trahtman 2

  • 1 Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics
  • 2 Department of Mathematics [Ramat Gan]

We provide a counterexample to a lemma used in a recent tentative improvement of the Pin-Frankl bound for synchronizing automata. This example naturally leads us to formulate an open question, whose answer could fix the line of the proof, and improve the bound.

Volume: Vol. 17 no. 1
Section: Automata, Logic and Semantics
Published on: April 27, 2015
Submitted on: December 3, 2014
Keywords: Automata,Synchronization,Cerny’s conjecture,[INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM]

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