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Extensions of unification modulo ACUI

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 November 2019

Franz Baader
Affiliation:
Theoretical Computer Science, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Pavlos Marantidis
Affiliation:
Theoretical Computer Science, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Antoine Mottet
Affiliation:
Department of Algebra, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Alexander Okhotin
Affiliation:
St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Abstract

The theory ACUI of an associative, commutative, and idempotent binary function symbol + with unit 0 was one of the first equational theories for which the complexity of testing solvability of unification problems was investigated in detail. In this paper, we investigate two extensions of ACUI. On one hand, we consider approximate ACUI-unification, where we use appropriate measures to express how close a substitution is to being a unifier. On the other hand, we extend ACUI-unification to ACUIG-unification, that is, unification in equational theories that are obtained from ACUI by adding a finite set G of ground identities. Finally, we combine the two extensions, that is, consider approximate ACUI-unification. For all cases we are able to determine the exact worst-case complexity of the unification problem.

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Supported by DFG Graduiertenkolleg 1763 (QuantLA).

Partially supported by DFG Graduiertenkolleg 1763 (QuantLA).

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