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The construction in [[Using Automata to Decide WS1S]] determinizes automaton whenever it needs to perform negation. ​ Moreover, existential quantifier forces the automaton to be non-deterministic. ​ Therefore, with every alternation between \$\exists\$ and \$\forall\$ we obtain an exponential blowup. ​ For formula with n alternations we have \$2^{2^{\ldots 2^{n}}}\$ complexity with a stack of exponentials of height \$n\$.  Is there a better algorithm?  ​ The construction in [[Using Automata to Decide WS1S]] determinizes automaton whenever it needs to perform negation. ​ Moreover, existential quantifier forces the automaton to be non-deterministic. ​ Therefore, with every alternation between \$\exists\$ and \$\forall\$ we obtain an exponential blowup. ​ For formula with n alternations we have \$2^{2^{\ldots 2^{n}}}\$ complexity with a stack of exponentials of height \$n\$.  Is there a better algorithm?  ​
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===== Reference ===== ===== Reference =====
-A. R. Meyer: [[http://​publications.csail.mit.edu/​lcs/​pubs/​pdf/​MIT-LCS-TM-038.pdf|Weak monadic second order theory of successor is not elementary recursive]],​ Preliminary Report, 1973.+A. R. Meyer: [[http://​publications.csail.mit.edu/​lcs/​specpub.php?id=37|Weak monadic second order theory of successor is not elementary recursive]],​ Preliminary Report, 1973.

===== Lower Bound ===== ===== Lower Bound =====

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