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Counting and Computing Join-Endomorphisms in Lattices

Abstract : Structures involving a lattice and join-endomorphisms on it are ubiquitous in computer science. We study the cardinality of the set of all join-endomorphisms of a given finite lattice. In particular, we show that for the discrete order of $n$ elements extended with top and bottom, $n!laguerre{n}{-1}+(n+1)^2$ where laguerre${n}{x}$ is the Laguerre polynomial of degree n. We also study the following problem: Given a lattice L of size n find the meet of a set S of join-endomorphisms over L of size m. The meet of join-endomorphisms has meaningful interpretations in epistemic logic, distributed systems, and Aumann structures. We show that this problem can be solved with worst-case time complexity in $O(n+ mlog{n} )$ for powerset lattices, $O(mn^2)$ for lattices of sets, and $O(mn + n^3)$ for arbitrary lattices. The complexity is expressed in terms of the basic binary lattice operations performed by the algorithm.
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Santiago Quintero, Sergio Ramírez, Camilo Rueda, Frank Valencia. Counting and Computing Join-Endomorphisms in Lattices. RAMICS 2020 - 18th International Conference on Relational and Algebraic Methods in Computer Science, Oct 2020, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02422624v2⟩



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