Christel Baier (Technische Universität Dresden) |
Nathalie Bertrand (INRIA Rennes) |
Marcus Größer (Technische Universität Dresden) |

Probabilistic omega-automata are variants of nondeterministic automata for infinite words where all choices are resolved by probabilistic distributions. Acceptance of an infinite input word can be defined in different ways: by requiring that (i) the probability for the accepting runs is positive (probable semantics), or (ii) almost all runs are accepting (almost-sure semantics), or (iii) the probability measure of the accepting runs is greater than a certain threshold (threshold semantics). The underlying notion of an accepting run can be defined as for standard omega-automata by means of a Buechi condition or other acceptance conditions, e.g., Rabin or Streett conditions. In this paper, we put the main focus on the probable semantics and provide a summary of the fundamental properties of probabilistic omega-automata concerning expressiveness, efficiency, and decision problems. |

Published: 30th July 2009.

ArXived at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.3.1 | bibtex | |

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