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We will say that an equality rule [[(u, v)]] → [[(u , v )]] is incorrect with respect to X if there is a pair of elements of X of the form (ux, vy), (u x, w ) such that w = v y. Note that these two elements of X need not be distinct, as we shall see below. t. X. t. X. t any X On the other hand, if a rule is incorrect, then there must be some (x, y) ∈ D(u, v)\D(u , v ), or D(u , v ) \ D(u, v). g. the ﬁrst, then we know that τ (ux) = vy. Let w = vy and w = τ (u x); w cannot be equal to v y since this would mean Towards General Algorithms for Grammatical Inference 27 that (x, y) ∈ D(u , v ) which would be a contradiction.

We need to show that all and only the incorrect rules will be removed. Suppose that the rule [[p]] → [[q]][[r]] is incorrect. Then this means that D(q)D(r) is not a subset of D(p). Therefore there are strings u, v such that u ∈ D(q) and v ∈ D(r) but uv ∈ D(p). If we deﬁne IncreaseX(E) to return the set of all substrings in E, then clearly once E includes q u and r v, this incorrect rule will be removed. The converse is obvious; if the rule is valid then (D(q) ∩ X)(D(r) ∩ X) ⊆ D(p) is always true even when X = Σ ∗ .

Consider for example the language {an bn |n ≥ 0} ∪ {an b2n |n ≥ 0}; this language cannot be represented using sets that are deﬁned by a single context, because the relevant sets of strings, such as {an bn |n ≥ 0} are not deﬁned by a single context. For example, the context (a, b) deﬁnes a set of strings that includes {an bn |n ≥ 0} but also includes many other strings such as {abbb, aabbbbb . . }. However if we allow our primitives sets to be deﬁned by pairs of contexts, then the pair (a, b), (aa, bb) will succesfully pick out, “triangulate” in a sense, the relevant set of strings.