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*Algebraic and Uniqueness Properties of Parity Ordered Binary Decision Diagrams and their Generalization*

by Daniel Kral

**Abstract:**

Ordered binary decision diagrams (OBDDs) and parity ordered binary binary decision diagrams are important data structures representing Boolean functions. In addition to parity OBDDs, we study their generalization which we call parity AOBDDs and we give the algebraic characterization theorem for parity AOBDDs and compare their minimal size to the size of parity OBDDs. We prove that the constraint that no arcs test conditions of type $x_i=0$ does not affect the node-size of parity (A)OBDDs and we give an efficient algorithm for finding node-minimal parity (A)OBDDs with this additional constraint. We define so-called uniqueness conditions, use them to obtain a canonical form for parity OBDDs and discuss similar results for parity AOBDDs. Algorithms for minimization and transformation to the form which satisfies the uniqueness conditions for parity OBDDs running in time $O(S^3)$ and space $O(S^2)$ or in time $O(S^3/log S)$ and space $O(S^3/log S)$ and for parity AOBDDs running in time $O(nS^3)$ and space $O(nS^2)$ or in time $O(nS^3/log S)$ and space $O(nS^3/log S)$ are presented ($n$ is the number of variables, $S$ is the number of vertices). All the results are also extended to case of shared parity (A)OBDDs --- data structures for representation of Boolean function sequences.