|Abstract of Paper|
A completeness property of Wilkes tree algebras
by Saeed Salehi
Wilke.s tree algebra formalism for characterizing families of tree languages is based on six operations involving letters, binary trees and binary contexts. In this paper a completeness property of these operations is studied. It is claimed that all functions involving letters, binary trees and binary contexts which preserve all syntactic tree algebra congruence relations of tree languages are generated by Wilke.s functions, if the alphabet contains at least seven letters. The long proof is omitted due to page limit. Instead, a corresponding theorem for term algebras, which yields a special case of the above mentioned theorem, is proved: in every term algebra whose signature contains at least seven constant symbols, all congruence preserving functions are term functions.