> {-# LANGUAGE GADTs #-}We're just using the GADT syntax to write 'ordinary' algebraic data types

> module RegExpr.RegExprOperations where

> import List hiding (intersect)

> data RE a where > Phi :: RE a -- empty language > Empty :: RE a -- empty word > L :: a -> RE a -- single letter taken from alphabet a > Choice :: RE a -> RE a -> RE a -- r1 + r2 > Seq :: RE a -> RE a -> RE a -- (r1,r2) > Star :: RE a -> RE a -- r* > Var :: Int -> RE a -- first-order variables to represent regular equations > deriving EqA word is a list of alphabet letters

> type Word a = [a]Pretty printing of regular expressions

> instance Show a => Show (RE a) where > show Phi = "{}" > show Empty = "<>" > show (L c) = show c > show (Choice r1 r2) = ("(" ++ show r1 ++ "|" ++ show r2 ++ ")") > show (Seq r1 r2) = ("<" ++ show r1 ++ "," ++ show r2 ++ ">") > show (Star r) = (show r ++ "*")Turning a list of regular expressions into a regular expression by using (choice)

> resToRE :: [RE a] -> RE a > resToRE (r:res) = foldl Choice r res > resToRE [] = PhiComputing the set of letters of a regular expression

> sigmaRE :: Eq a => RE a -> [a] > sigmaRE (L l) = [l] > sigmaRE (Seq r1 r2) = nub ((sigmaRE r1) ++ (sigmaRE r2)) > sigmaRE (Choice r1 r2) = nub ((sigmaRE r1) ++ (sigmaRE r2)) > sigmaRE (Star r) = sigmaRE r > sigmaRE Phi = [] > sigmaRE Empty = []Testing if a regular expression is empty (empty word)

> isEmpty :: RE a -> Bool > isEmpty Phi = False > isEmpty Empty = True > isEmpty (Choice r1 r2) = (isEmpty r1) || (isEmpty r2) > isEmpty (Seq r1 r2) = (isEmpty r1) && (isEmpty r2) > isEmpty (Star r) = True > isEmpty (L _) = FalseTesting if a regular expression contains nothing

> isPhi :: RE a -> Bool > isPhi Phi = True > isPhi Empty = False > isPhi (Choice r1 r2) = (isPhi r1) && (isPhi r2) > isPhi (Seq r1 r2) = (isPhi r1) || (isPhi r2) > isPhi (Star r) = False > isPhi (L _) = FalseBrozozowski's derivative operation deriv r l denotes the regular expression where the "leading l has been removed" (not necessary for the intersection algorithm, only included to illustrate the difference to the upcoming partial derivative algorithm)

> deriv :: Eq a => RE a -> a -> RE a > deriv Phi _ = Phi > deriv Empty _ = Phi > deriv (L l1) l2 > | l1 == l2 = Empty > | otherwise = Phi > deriv (Choice r1 r2) l = > Choice (deriv r1 l) (deriv r2 l) > deriv (Seq r1 r2) l = > if isEmpty r1 > then Choice (Seq (deriv r1 l) r2) (deriv r2 l) > else Seq (deriv r1 l) r2 > deriv (this@(Star r)) l = > Seq (deriv r l) this(a variant) of Antimirov's partial derivative operation Antimirov demands that partDeriv (Star (L 'A')) 'A' yields [A*] whereas our version yields [<<>,'A'*>]. The difference is not essential here.

> partDeriv :: Eq a => RE a -> a -> [RE a] > partDeriv Phi l = [] > partDeriv Empty l = [] > partDeriv (L l') l > | l == l' = [Empty] > | otherwise = [] > partDeriv (Choice r1 r2) l = nub ((partDeriv r1 l) ++ (partDeriv r2 l)) > partDeriv (Seq r1 r2) l > | isEmpty r1 = > let s1 = [ (Seq r1' r2) | r1' <- partDeriv r1 l ] > s2 = partDeriv r2 l > in nub (s1 ++ s2) > | otherwise = [ (Seq r1' r2) | r1' <- partDeriv r1 l ] > partDeriv (Star r) l = [ (Seq r' (Star r)) | r' <- partDeriv r l ]Here's a failed attempt of the partial derivative based intersection algorithm.

> type Env a = [((RE a, RE a), RE a)]

> intersectREFAiled :: Eq a => RE a -> RE a -> RE a > intersectREFAiled r1 r2 = intersectCFailed [] r1 r2

> intersectCFailed :: Eq a => Env a -> RE a -> RE a -> RE a > intersectCFailed env r1 r2 > | r1 == Phi || r2 == Phi = Phi > | r1 == Empty || r2 == Empty = Empty > | otherwise = > case lookup (r1,r2) env of > Just r -> r > Nothing -> > let letters = sigmaRE (r1 `Choice` r2) > env' = ((r1,r2),r):env > r1l l = resToRE $ partDeriv r1 l > r2l l = resToRE $ partDeriv r2 l > r' = resToRE $ map (\l -> Seq (L l) (intersectCFailed env' (r1l l) (r2l l))) letters > r = if (isEmpty r1) && (isEmpty r2) > then Choice r' Empty > else r' > in rThe problem with the algorithm is that we use recursion in Haskell to model recursive proofs. For example, try intersectREFailed rAstar rAstar We need first-order syntax to represent recursive proofs/regular expressions. The convert function below then builds the non-recursive regular expression. Converting a regular equation into a regular expression We assume that variables x appears (if at all) at position (r,Var x) convert2 traveres the regexp and yields (r1,r2) where the invariant is that r1 is part of the loop and r2 is the base case

> convert :: Int -> RE a -> RE a > convert x r = let (r1,r2) = convert2 x r > in Seq (Star r1) r2

> convert2 :: Int -> RE a -> (RE a, RE a) > convert2 x Empty = (Empty, Empty) > convert2 x (Var y) > | x == y = (Empty,Empty) > | otherwise = (Empty, Var y) -- can this happen? > convert2 x (r@(Seq l r1)) > | mentions x r1 = let (r2,r3) = convert2 x r1 > in (Seq l r2, r3) > | otherwise = (Empty, r) > convert2 x (Choice r1 r2) = let (r1', r1'') = convert2 x r1 > (r2', r2'') = convert2 x r2 > in (Choice r1' r2', Choice r1'' r2'')

> mentions :: Int -> RE a -> Bool > mentions x (Var y) = x == y > mentions x (Seq r1 r2) = mentions x r1 || mentions x r2 > mentions x (Star r) = mentions x r > mentions x (Choice r1 r2) = mentions x r1 || mentions x r2 > mentions x _ = FalseHere's the successful attempt of the partial derivative based intersection algorithm.

> intersect :: Eq a => RE a -> RE a -> RE a > intersect r1 r2 = intersectC 1 [] r1 r2

> intersectC :: Eq a => Int -> Env a -> RE a -> RE a -> RE a > intersectC cnt env r1 r2 > | r1 == Phi || r2 == Phi = Phi > | r1 == Empty || r2 == Empty = Empty > | otherwise = > case lookup (r1,r2) env of > Just r -> r > Nothing -> > let letters = sigmaRE (r1 `Choice` r2) > env' = ((r1,r2),Var cnt):env > r1l l = resToRE $ partDeriv r1 l > r2l l = resToRE $ partDeriv r2 l > r' = resToRE $ map (\l -> Seq (L l) (intersectC (cnt+1) env' (r1l l) (r2l l))) letters > r = if (isEmpty r1) && (isEmpty r2) > then Choice r' Empty > else r' > in convert cnt rFor testing purposes, it's handy to have a function which tests for (semantic) equality among regular expressions (again written using partial derivatives).

> type EnvEq a = [(RE a, RE a)]

> equality :: Eq a => RE a -> RE a -> Bool > equality r1 r2 = eqREC [] r1 r2

> eqREC :: Eq a => EnvEq a -> RE a -> RE a -> Bool > eqREC env r1 r2 > | isEmpty r1 && (not (isEmpty r2)) = False > | isPhi r1 && (not (isPhi r2)) = False > | otherwise = > if elem (r1,r2) env > then True > else let letters = sigmaRE (r1 `Choice` r2) > env' = (r1,r2):env > r1l l = resToRE $ partDeriv r1 l > r2l l = resToRE $ partDeriv r2 l > in and $ map (\l -> eqREC env' (r1l l) (r2l l)) letters

> containsRECheap :: Eq a => RE a -> RE a -> Bool > containsRECheap r1 r2 = equality r1 (intersect r1 r2)

> contains :: Eq a => RE a -> RE a -> Bool > contains r1 r2 = containsC [] r1 r2

> containsC :: Eq a => EnvEq a -> RE a -> RE a -> Bool > containsC env r1 r2 > | r1 == Empty = isEmpty r2 > | r1 == Phi = True > | r2 == Phi = equality r1 Phi -- I think r1 == Phi should be fine > | r2 == Empty = equality r1 Empty -- same here > | elem (r1,r2) env = True > | otherwise = > let letters = sigmaRE (r1 `Choice` r2) > env' = (r1,r2) :env > r1l l = resToRE $ partDeriv r1 l > r2l l = resToRE $ partDeriv r2 l > b = and $ map (\l -> containsC env' (r1l l) (r2l l)) letters > in b