# Graphs, Dioids and Semirings: New Models and Algorithms by Michel Gondran

By Michel Gondran

The origins of Graph conception date again to Euler (1736) with the answer of the prestigious 'Koenigsberg Bridges Problem'; and to Hamilton with the well-known 'Trip around the globe' video game (1859), declaring for the 1st time an issue which, in its newest model – the 'Traveling Salesman challenge' -, remains to be the topic of lively examine. but, it's been over the past fifty years or so—with the increase of the digital computers—that Graph thought has develop into an quintessential self-discipline when it comes to the quantity and significance of its functions around the technologies. Graph thought has been specially significant to Theoretical and Algorithmic laptop technology, and automated regulate, platforms Optimization, financial system and Operations learn, facts research within the Engineering Sciences. shut connections among graphs and algebraic constructions were popular within the research and implementation of effective algorithms for plenty of difficulties, for instance: transportation community optimization, telecommunication community optimization and making plans, optimization in scheduling and construction structures, etc.

The fundamental pursuits of **GRAPHS, DIOÏDS AND SEMIRINGS: New types and Algorithms** are to stress the deep relatives current among the semiring and dioïd buildings with graphs and their combinatorial homes, whereas demonstrating the modeling and problem-solving potential and adaptability of those buildings. furthermore the ebook offers an in depth evaluate of the mathematical homes hired through "nonclassical" algebraic buildings, which both expand traditional algebra (i.e., semirings), or correspond to a brand new department of algebra (i.e., dioïds), except the classical buildings of teams, earrings, and fields.

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G. Salomaa 1969, Eilenberg, 1974). (Let us observe however that the axioms of regular languages include, in addition to the above, the closure operation denoted ∗ ). || An interesting special case of an idempotent-cancellative dioid is one where the operation ⊕ is not only idempotent but also selective. 3. We call selective-cancellative dioid a dioid which has a selective monoid structure for ⊕ and a cancellative monoid structure for ⊗. 4. Let us take for E the set of nonnegative reals R+ ∪ {+∞} and let us define the operations ⊕ and ⊗ as: ∀a, b ∈ E: a ⊕ b = Min{a, b} ∀a, b ∈ E: a ⊗ b = a + b (addition of reals) (E, ⊕) is a selective monoid with neutral element ε = +∞, and (E, ⊗) is a cancellative monoid with neutral element e = 0.

It is therefore not a hemi-group. 2. A cancellative commutative monoid (E, ⊕) is a hemi-group if it satisfies the so-called zero-sum-free condition: a ⊕ b = ε ⇒ a = ε and b = ε. Proof. It suffices to show that (E, ⊕) is canonically ordered. Let us then assume that: a ≤ b and b ≤ a, So: ∃ c such that: b = a ⊕ c ∃ d such that: a = b ⊕ d hence: a ⊕ b = a ⊕ b ⊕ ε = a ⊕ b ⊕ c ⊕ d. Since a ⊕ b is a cancellative element, we deduce c ⊕ d = ε The condition of positivity then implies c=d=ε hence a = b. The canonical preorder relation is therefore clearly an order relation.

In the case where ε, the neutral element added for ⊕, is absorbing for ⊗, we have a semiring structure, see Sect. 5. 2. There exist many cases where there is neither right distributivity nor left distributivity. As an example, the structure (E, ⊕, ⊗) with E = [0, 1], a ⊕ b = a + b − ab and a ⊗ b = ab does not enjoy distributivity and is therefore not a pre-semiring. The same applies to the structure (E, ⊕, ⊗) with E = [0, 1], a ⊕ b = Min(1, a + b), a ⊗ b = Max(0, a + b − 1). || 4 Pre-Semirings and Pre-Dioids 21 The reason why it is of interest not to assume both right and left distributivity in the most basic structure (the pre-semiring structure) is that there exist interesting applications which do not enjoy both properties.