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Fifth Annual IEEE Symposium on

Logic in Computer Science (LICS 1990)

Paper: A constructive proof of Higman's lemma (at LICS 1990)

Authors: Chetan R. Murthy James R. Russell

Abstract

G. Higman's lemma (1952) is a special case of the more general Kruskal's tree embedding theorem and the graph minor theorem. A direct constructive proof of the lemma with manifest computational content is presented. This is done by reducing the problem to a construction of certain sets of sequential regular expressions. A well-founded order on such sets is exhibited, and the lemma then follows by induction

BibTeX

  @InProceedings{MurthyRussell-Aconstructiveproofo,
    author = 	 {Chetan R. Murthy and James R. Russell},
    title = 	 {A constructive proof of Higman's lemma},
    booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Fifth Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 1990)},
    year =	 {1990},
    month =	 {June}, 
    pages =      {257--267},
    location =   {Philadelphia, PA, USA}, 
    publisher =	 {IEEE Computer Society Press}
  }
   

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