By Christiane Frougny (auth.), Mirosław Kutyłowski, Leszek Pacholski, Tomasz Wierzbicki (eds.)

This quantity includes papers chosen for presentation through the twenty fourth Interna tional Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of desktop technological know-how hung on September 6-10, 1999 in Szklarska Por^ba, Poland. The symposium, geared up alternately within the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland, specializes in theoretical features and mathematical foundations of computing device technological know-how. The medical application of the symposium contains 5 invited talks given through Martin Dyer, Dexter Kozen, Giovanni Manzini, Sergio Rajsbaum, and Mads Tofte, and 37 accredited papers selected out of sixty eight submissions. the quantity comprises all accredited contributed papers, and 3 invited papers. The contributed papers were chosen for presentation in line with their clinical caliber, novelty, and curiosity for the overall viewers of MFCS par ticipants. every one paper has been reviewed through at the least 3 self reliant referees — laptop contributors and/or sub-referees appointed by way of them. The papers have been se lected for presentation in the course of an absolutely digital digital assembly of this system committee on could 7, 1999. The digital notebook assembly used to be supported via software program written by means of Artur Zgoda, Ph.D. pupil on the collage of Wroclaw. the complete conversation and entry to relatively a delicate database at computer headquarters in Wroclaw was once secured via cryptographic protocols in keeping with expertise of certificates.

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In other words, the compression ratio A r i t ( s ) / | s | is bounded by the entropy plus a small constant plus a term which vanishes as |s| ^ oo. In the following we denote with BWO the algorithm bw -I- mtf + Arit, that is, the algorithm which given s returns Arit(mtf (bw(s))). BWO is the basic algorithm •* Obviously, to completely determine the encoding we must specify the status of the mtf list at the beginning of the procedure. ^ In the following all logarithms are taken to the base 2, and we assume 0 log 0 = 0.

From (3) we see that to achieve the k-th order entropy "it suffices", for any w E. A'', to compress the string Wg up to its zeroth order entropy Ho{wa). One of the reasons for which this is not an easy task is that the symbols of Ws are scattered within the input string. But this problem is solved by the Burrows-Wheeler transform! In fact, from the discussion of the previous section we know that for any w the symbols of Ws are grouped together inside bw(s). More precisely, bw(s) contains as a substring a permutation of Ws- Permuting the symbols of a string does not change its zeroth order entropy.

That ci, C2 are both rational numbers. Let Jij := lij n (ci,C2) for i, j € N. Then Ai:= An (ci,C2) = flieNUjeN Jij is also a computable Gj-set. Fix a rational number b £ (a, C2) and define Vjj to be the longest rational open interval / which satisfies that b E I and I C Uj<^ Jjt. Suppose that Vij = {uij,Vij). Then {uij)ij^n and (%)t,j6N are all computable sequences of rational numbers which are non-increasing and nondecreasing, respectively. So, Ui := inf^gN Uij and Vi := sup gpj Vij are right and left computable, respectively.