The Third Homomorphism Theorem
- The Third Homomorphism Theorem is a folk theorem of the constructive algorithmics community. It states that a function on lists that can be computed both from left to right and from right to left is necessarily a list homomorphism - it can be computed according to any parenthesization of the list. We formalize and prove the theorem, and describe two practical applications: to fast parallel algorithms for language recognition problems and for downwards accumulations on trees.
- Journal of Functional Programming
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