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In this article, we study generated sets of the complete semigroups of binary relations defined by
*X*-semilattices unions of the class Σ
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(*X*, *n* + *k* +1) , and find uniquely irreducible generating set for the given semigroups.

Let X be an arbitrary nonempty set, D is an X-semilattice of unions which is closed with respect to the set-theoretic union of elements from D, f be an arbitrary mapping of the set X in the set D. To each mapping f we put into correspondence a binary relation α f on the set X that satisfies the condition α f = ∪ x ∈ X ( { x } × f ( x ) ) . The set of all such α f ( f : X → D ) is denoted by B X ( D ) . It is easy to prove that B X ( D ) is a semigroup with respect to the operation of multiplication of binary relations, which is called a complete semigroup of binary relations defined by an X-semilattice of unions D.

We denote by Æ an empty binary relation or an empty subset of the set X. The condition ( x , y ) ∈ α will be written in the form x α y . Further, let x , y ∈ X , Y ⊆ X , α ∈ B X ( D ) , D ⌣ = ∪ Y ∈ D Y and T ∈ D . We denote by the symbols y α , Y α , V ( D , α ) , X ∗ and V ( X ∗ , α ) the following sets:

y α = { x ∈ X | y α x } , Y α = ∪ y ∈ Y y α , V ( D , α ) = { Y α | Y ∈ D } , X ∗ = { Y | ∅ ≠ Y ⊆ X } , V ( X ∗ , α ) = { Y α | ∅ ≠ Y ⊆ X } , D T = { Z ∈ D | T ⊆ Z } , Y T α = { y ∈ X | y α = T } .

It is well known the following statements:

Theorem 1.1. Let D = { D ⌣ , Z 1 , Z 2 , ⋯ , Z m − 1 } be some finite X-semilattice of unions and C ( D ) = { P 0 , P 1 , P 2 , ⋯ , P m − 1 } be the family of sets of pairwise nonintersecting subsets of the set X (the set Æ can be repeated several times). If j is a mapping of the semilattice D on the family of sets C ( D ) which satisfies the conditions

φ = ( D ⌣ Z 1 Z 2 ⋯ Z m − 1 P 0 P 1 P 2 ⋯ P m − 1 )

and D ^ Z = D \ D Z , then the following equalities are valid:

D ⌣ = P 0 ∪ P 1 ∪ P 2 ∪ ⋯ ∪ P m − 1 , Z i = P 0 ∪ ∪ T ∈ D ^ Z i φ ( T ) . (1.1)

In the sequel these equalities will be called formal.

It is proved that if the elements of the semilattice D are represented in the form (1.1), then among the parameters P i ( 0 < i ≤ m − 1 ) there exist such parameters that cannot be empty sets for D. Such sets P i are called bases sources, where sets P j ( 0 ≤ j ≤ m − 1 ) , which can be empty sets too are called completeness sources.

It is proved that under the mapping j the number of covering elements of the pre-image of a

bases source is always equal to one, while under the mapping j the number of covering elements of the pre-image of a completeness source either does not exist or is always greater than one (see [

Definition 1.1. We say that an element a of the semigroup B X ( D ) is external if α ≠ δ ∘ β for all δ , β ∈ B X ( D ) \ { α } (see [

It is well known, that if B is all external elements of the semigroup B X ( D ) and B ′ is any generated set for the B X ( D ) , then B ⊆ B ′ (see [

Definition 1.2. The representation α = ∪ T ∈ D ( Y T α × T ) of binary relation a is called quasinormal, if ∪ T ∈ D Y T α = X and Y T α ∩ Y T ′ α = ∅ for any T , T ′ ∈ D ,

T ≠ T ′ (see [

Definition 1.3. Let α , β ⊆ X × X . Their product δ = α ∘ β is defined as follows: x δ y ( x , y ∈ X ) if there exists an element z ∈ X such that x α z β y (see [

Let Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) ( 3 ≤ k ≤ n ) be a class of all X-semilattices of unions whose every element is isomorphic to an X-semilattice of unions D = { Z 1 , Z 2 , ⋯ , Z n + k , D ⌣ } , which satisfies the condition:

Z n + i ⊂ Z i ⊂ D ⌣ , ( i = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k ) ; Z j ⊂ D ⌣ , ( j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k ) ; Z p \ Z q ≠ ∅ and Z q \ Z p ≠ ∅ ( 1 ≤ p ≠ q ≤ n + k ) . (see

It is easy to see that D ˜ = { Z 1 , Z 2 , ⋯ , Z n + k } is irreducible generating set of the semilattice D.

Let C ( D ) = { P 0 , P 1 , P 2 , ⋯ , P n + k } be a family of sets, where P 0 , P 1 , P 2 , ⋯ , P n + k are pairwise disjoint subsets of the set X and φ = ( D ⌣ Z 1 Z 2 ⋯ Z n + k P 0 P 1 P 2 ⋯ P n + k ) is a map

ping of the semilattice D onto the family of sets C ( D ) . Then the formal equalities of the semilattice D have a form:

D ⌣ = ∪ i = 0 n + k P i ; Z j = ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ j n + k P i , j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n ; Z n + q = ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q , n + q n + k P i , q = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k . (2.0)

Here the elements P i ( i = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k ) are bases sources, the element P 0 are sources of completeness of the semilattice D. Therefore | X | ≥ n + k (by symbol | X | we denoted the power of a set X), since | P i | ≥ 1 ( i = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k ) (see [

In this paper we are learning irreducible generating sets of the semigroup B X ( D ) defined by semilattices of the class Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) .

Note, that it is well known, when k = 2 , then generated sets of the complete semigroup of binary relations defined by semilattices of the class Σ 8 ( X , 2 + 2 + 1 ) = Σ 8 ( X , 5 ) .

In this paper we suppose, that 3 ≤ k ≤ n .

Remark, that in this case (i.e. k ≥ 3 ), from the formal equalities of a semilattice D follows, that the intersections of any two elements of a semilattice D is not empty.

Lemma 2.0 If D ∈ Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) , then the following statements are true:

a) ∩ i = 1 n + k Z i = P 0 ;

b) Z j + 1 \ Z j = P j , j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n − 1 ;

c) Z q \ Z n + q = P n + q , q = 1 , ⋯ , k .

Proof. From the formal equalities of the semilattise D immediately follows the following statements:

∩ i = 1 n + k Z i = P 0 , Z j + 1 \ Z j = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ j + 1 n + k P i ) \ ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ j n + k P i ) = P j , j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n − 1 ; Z q \ Z n + q = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q n + k P i ) \ ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q , n + q n + k P i ) = P n + q , q = 1 , ⋯ , k .

The statements a), b) and c) of the lemma 2.0 are proved.

Lemma 2.0 is proved.

We denoted the following sets by symbols D 1 , D 2 and D 3 :

D 1 = { Z 1 , Z 2 , ⋯ , Z k } , D 2 = { Z k + 1 , Z k + 2 , ⋯ , Z n } , D 3 = { Z n + 1 , Z n + 2 , ⋯ , Z n + k } .

Lemma 2.1. Let D ∈ Σ 8.0 ( X , n + k + 1 ) and α ∈ B X ( D ) . Then the following statements are true:

1) Let T , T ′ ∈ D 2 ∪ D 3 , T ≠ T ′ . If T , T ′ ∈ V ( D , α ) , then a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) ;

2) Let T ∈ D 1 , T ′ ∈ D 2 ∪ D 3 . If T ′ ⊄ T and T , T ′ ∈ V ( D , α ) , then a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

3) Let T , T ′ ∈ D 1 and T ≠ T ′ . If T , T ′ ∈ V ( D , α ) and k ≥ 3 , then a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) ;

Proof. Let Z 0 = D ⌣ and α = δ ∘ β for some δ , β ∈ B X ( D ) \ { α } . If quasinormal representation of binary relation d has a form

δ = ∪ T ∈ V ( D , δ ) ( Y T δ × T ) ,

then

α = δ ∘ β = ∪ T ∈ V ( D , δ ) ( Y T δ × T β ) . (2.1)

From the formal equalities (2.0) of the semilattice D we obtain that:

Z 0 β = ∪ i = 0 n + k P i β ; Z j β = ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ j n + k P i β , j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n ; Z n + q β = ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q , n + q n + k P i β , q = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k . (2.2)

where P i β ≠ ∅ for any P i ≠ ∅ ( i = 0 , 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k ) and β ∈ B X ( D ) by definition of a semilattice D from the class Σ 8.0 ( X , n + k + 1 ) .

Now, let Z m β = T and Z j β = T ′ for some T ≠ T ′ , T , T ′ ∈ D 2 ∪ D 3 , then from the equalities (2.3) follows that T = P 0 β = T ′ since T and T ′ are minimal elements of the semilattice D and P 0 ≠ ∅ by preposition. The equality T = T ′ contradicts the inequality T ≠ T ′ .

The statement a) of the Lemma 2.1 is proved.

Now, let Z m β = T and Z j β = T ′ , for some T ∈ D 1 , T ′ ∈ D 2 ∪ D 3 and T ′ ⊄ T , then from the equalities 2.3 follows, that

T ′ = Z j β = Z 0 β = ∪ i = 0 n + k P i β , if j = 0 , or T ′ = Z j β = ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ j n + k P i β , 1 ≤ j ≤ n , or T ′ = Z n + q β = ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q , n + q n + k P i β

where j = n + q . For the Z j β = T ′ we consider the following cases:

1) If T ′ = Z 0 β = ∪ i = 0 n + k P i β , then we have

P 0 β = P 1 β = ⋯ = P n + k β = T ′ ,

since T ′ is a minimal element of a semilattice D. On the other hand,

T = Z m β = { ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ m n + k P i β = ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ m n + k T ′ = T ′ , if 1 ≤ m ≤ n ; ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q , n + q n + k P i β = ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q , n + q n + k T ′ = T ′ , if m = n + q .

But the equality T = T ′ contradicts the inequality T ≠ T ′ . Thus we have, that j ≠ 0 .

2) Let 1 ≤ j ≤ n , i.e. T ′ = Z j β = ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ j n + k P i β , then we have, that

P 0 β = P 1 β = ⋯ = P j − 1 β = P j + 1 β = ⋯ = P n + k β = T ′ ,

since T ′ is a minimal element of a semilattice D. On the other hand:

T = Z m β = { ( ∪ i = 0 n + k P i β ) = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ j n + k P i β ) ∪ P j β = T ′ ∪ P j β , if m = 0 ; ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ m n + k P i β ) = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ m , j n + k P i β ) ∪ P j β = T ′ ∪ P j β , if 1 ≤ m ≤ n , m ≠ j ; ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ j , n + j n + k P i β ) = T ′ , if m = n + j ; ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q , n + q n + k P i β ) = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q , n + q , j n + k P i β ) ∪ P j β = T ′ ∪ P j β , if m = n + q , q ≠ j .

The equality T = T ′ contradicts the inequality T ≠ T ′ . Also, the equality T = T ′ ∪ P j β ( P j β ∈ D ) contradicts the inequality T ≠ T ′ ∪ Z for any Z ∈ D and T ′ ⊄ T ( T ′ ⊄ T , by preposition) by definition of a semilattice D.

3) If j = n + q ( 1 ≤ q ≤ k ) , i.e. T ′ = Z n + q β = ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q , n + q n + k P i β , then we have, that

P 0 β = P 1 β = ⋯ = P q − 1 β = P q + 1 β = ⋯ = P n + q − 1 β = P n + q + 1 β = ⋯ = P n + k β = T ′ ,

since T ′ is a minimal element of a semilattice D. On the other hand:

T = Z m β = { ( ∪ i = 0 , n + k P i β ) = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q , n + q n + k P i β ) ∪ P q β ∪ P n + q β = T ′ ∪ P q β ∪ P n + q β , if m = 0 ; ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q n + k P i β ) = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q , n + q n + k P i β ) ∪ P n + q β = T ′ ∪ P n + q β , if 1 ≤ m = q ≤ n ; ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ m n + k P i β ) = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ m , q , n + q n + k P i β ) ∪ P q β ∪ P n + q β = T ′ ∪ P q β ∪ P n + q β , if 1 ≤ m ≠ q ≤ n ; ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ m , n + k P i β ) = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q ′ , n + q ′ n + k P i β ) = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ , q ′ , n + q ′ , q , n + q n + k P i β ) ∪ P q β ∪ P n + q = T ∪ P q β ∪ P n + q , if n + 1 ≤ m = n + q ′ ≤ n + k , q ≠ q ′ since j ≠ m .

The equality T = T ′ contradicts the inequality T ≠ T ′ . Also, the equality T = T ′ ∪ P q β ∪ P n + q β , or T = T ′ ∪ P n + q β ( P q β , P n + q β ∈ D ) contradicts the inequality T ≠ T ′ ∪ Z for any Z ∈ D and T ′ ⊄ T by definition of a semilattice D.

The statement 2) of the Lemma 2.1 is proved.

Let T , T ′ ∈ D 1 and T ≠ T ′ . If k ≥ 3 and Z j β = T ′ , Z m β = T , then from the formal equalities (2.0) of a semilattice D there exists such an element, that P q ⊆ Z j and P q ⊆ Z m , where 0 ≤ q ≤ m + k . So, from the equalities (2.3) follows that P q β ⊆ Z j β = T ′ and P q β ⊆ Z m β = T . Of from this and from the equalities (2.3) we obtain that there exists such an element Z ∈ D , for which the equalities T ′ = Z ∪ Z ′ and T = Z ∪ Z ″ , where Z ′ , Z ″ ∈ D . But such elements by definition of a semilattice D do not exist.

The statement c) of the Lemma 2.1 is proved.

Lemma 2.1 is proved.

Lemma 2.2. Let D ∈ Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) and α ∈ B X ( D ) . Then the following statements are true:

1) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 = ∅ . If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 | ≥ 2 , then a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) ;

2) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 = ∅ . If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 | ≥ 2 , then a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) ;

3) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 ≠ ∅ . If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 | ≥ 2 , then a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) ;

4) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 ≠ ∅ , then a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) ;

5) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 ≠ ∅ . If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 | ≥ 2 , | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 | = 1 , or | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 | = 1 , | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 | ≥ 2 then a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) ;

6) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 = ∅ , then a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) ;

7) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 ≠ ∅ , then a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

Proof. Let a be any element of the semigroup B X ( D ) . It is easy that V ( D , α ) ∈ D . We consider the following cases:

Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 = ∅ , then V ( D , α ) ∈ { D ⌣ } since V ( D , α ) is subsemilattice of the semilattice D.

1) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 = ∅ .

If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 | = 1 , then V ( D , α ) ∈ { Z j } , or V ( D , α ) ∈ { Z j , D ⌣ } , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k , since V ( D , α ) is subsemilattice of the semilattice D.

If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 | ≥ 2 , then by statement c) of the Lemma 2.1 follows that a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

2) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 = ∅ .

If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 | = 1 , then V ( D , α ) ∈ { Z j } , or V ( D , α ) ∈ { Z j , D ⌣ } , where j = k + 1 , k + 2 , ⋯ , n , since V ( D , α ) is a subsemilattice of the semilattice D.

If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 | ≥ 2 , then by statement a) of the Lemma 2.1 follows that a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

3) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 ≠ ∅ .

If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 | = 1 , then V ( D , α ) ∈ { Z j } , or V ( D , α ) ∈ { Z j , D ⌣ } , j = n + 1 , n + 2 , ⋯ , n + k , since V ( D , α ) is subsemilattice of the semilattice D.

If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 | ≥ 2 , then by statement a) of the Lemma 2.1 follows that a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

4) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 ≠ ∅ , then by the statement a) of the Lemma 2.1 follows that a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

5) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 = ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 ≠ ∅ .

If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 | = 1 , | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 | = 1 , then V ( D , α ) = { Z n + q , Z q } , or V ( D , α ) = { Z n + q , Z q , D ⌣ } , or V ( D , α ) = { Z n + q , Z j , D ⌣ } where Z 1 ≤ Z j ≤ Z k and q = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k .

If V ( D , α ) = { Z n + q , Z j , D ⌣ } where j ≠ q , q = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k , then by the statement 2) of the Lemma 2.1 follows that a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) ;

If | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 | = 1 , | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 | ≥ 2 , or | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 | ≥ 2 , | V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 | = 1 , then from the statement 1) and 3) of the Lemma 2.1 follows that a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) respectively.

6) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 = ∅ . Then from the statement b) of the Lemma 2.1 follows that a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

7) Let V ( D , α ) ∩ D 1 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 2 ≠ ∅ , V ( D , α ) ∩ D 3 ≠ ∅ , then by the statement a) of the Lemma 2.1 follows that a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

Lemma 2.2 is proved.

Now we learn the following subsemilattices of the semilattice D:

A 1 = { { Z n + j , Z j , D ⌣ } } , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k ; A 2 = { { Z j , D ⌣ } } , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k ; A 3 = { { Z n + j , Z j } } , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k ; A 4 = { { Z j } , { D ⌣ } } , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k .

We denoted the following sets by symbols A 0 and B ( A 0 ) :

A 0 = { V ( D , α ) ⊆ D | V ( D , α ) ∉ A 1 ∪ A 2 ∪ A 3 ∪ A 4 } , B ( A 0 ) = { α ∈ B X ( D ) | V ( D , α ) ∈ A 0 } .

By definition of a set B ( A 0 ) follows that any element of the set is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

Lemma 2.3. Let D ∈ Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) . If quasinormal representation of a binary relation a has a form

α = ( Y n + j α × Z n + j ) ∪ ( Y j α × Z j ) ∪ ( Y 0 α × D ⌣ ) ,

where Y n + j α , Y j α , Y 0 α ∉ { ∅ } and j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k , then a is generated by elements of the elements of set B ( A 0 ) .

Proof. 1). Let quasinormal representation of binary relations d and b have a form

δ = ( Y n + j δ × Z n + j ) ∪ ( Y j δ × Z j ) ∪ ( Y q δ × Z q ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ ) , β = ( Z n + j × Z n + j ) ∪ ( ( Z j \ Z n + j ) × Z j ) ∪ ( ( D ⌣ \ Z j ) × Z q ) ∪ ( ( X \ D ⌣ ) × D ⌣ ) ,

where Y n + j α , Y j α , Y q α ∉ { ∅ } , Z 1 ≤ Z q ≤ Z k , q ≠ j , j = 1 , ⋯ , k .

Z n + j ∪ ( Z j \ Z n + j ) ∪ ( D ⌣ \ Z j ) ∪ ( X \ D ⌣ ) = ( P 0 ∪ ∪ i = 1 , i ≠ j , n + j n + k P i ) ∪ P n + j ∪ P j ∪ ( X \ D ⌣ ) = D ⌣ ∪ ( X \ D ⌣ ) = X ,

since the representation of a binary relation b is quasinormal and by statement 3) of the Lemma 2.1 binary relations d and b are external elements of the semigroup B X ( D ) . It is easy to see, that:

Z n + j β = Z n + j ,

Z j β = ( P 0 ∪ ∪ i = 1 , i ≠ j n + k P i ) β = ( ( P 0 ∪ ∪ i = 1 , i ≠ j , n + j n + k P i ) ∪ P n + j ) β = Z n + j β ∪ P n + j β = Z n + j ∪ Z j = Z j ,

Z q β = ( P 0 ∪ ∪ i = 1 , i ≠ q n + k P i ) β = Z n + j ∪ Z j ∪ Z q = D ⌣ , D ⌣ β = ∪ i = 0 n + k P i β = Z n + j ∪ Z j ∪ Z q = D ⌣

since Z q ∩ Z n + j ≠ ∅ , Z q ∩ ( Z j \ Z n + j ) = P n + j ≠ ∅ , Z q ∩ ( D \ Z j ) = P j ≠ ∅ (see equality (2.0))

α = δ ∘ β = ( Y n + j δ × Z n + j β ) ∪ ( Y j δ × Z j β ) ∪ ( Y q δ × Z q β ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ β ) = ( Y n + j δ × Z n + j ) ∪ ( Y j δ × Z j ) ∪ ( Y q δ × D ⌣ ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ ) = ( Y n + j δ × Z n + j ) ∪ ( Y j δ × Z j ) ∪ ( ( Y q δ ∪ Y 0 δ ) × D ⌣ ) = α ,

if Y n + j δ = Y n + j α , Y j δ = Y j α and Y q δ ∪ Y 0 δ = Y 0 α . Last equalities are possible since | Y q δ ∪ Y 0 δ | ≥ 1 ( | Y 0 δ | ≥ 0 , by preposition).

Lemma 2.3 is proved.

Lemma 2.4. Let D ∈ Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) . If quasinormal representation of a binary relation a has a form α = ( Y j α × Z j ) ∪ ( Y 0 α × D ⌣ ) , where Y j α , Y 0 α ∉ { ∅ } , j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k , then binary relation a is generated by elements of the elements of set B ( A 0 ) .

Proof. Let quasinormal representation of the binary relations d and b have a form:

δ = ( Y j δ × Z j ) ∪ ( Y q δ × Z q ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ ) , β = ( Z j × Z j ) ∪ ( ( D ⌣ \ Z j ) × Z q ) ∪ ( ( X \ D ⌣ ) × D ⌣ ) ,

where Y j δ , Y q δ ∉ { ∅ } and Z 1 ≤ Z j ≠ Z q ≤ Z n + k . Then from the statements a), b) and c) of the Lemma 2.1 follows, that d and b are generated by elements of the set B ( A 0 ) and

Z j β = Z j ,

Z q β = D ⌣ , since Z q ∩ ( D \ Z j ) = P j ≠ ∅ ,

D ⌣ β = D ⌣ ;

δ ∘ β = ( Y j δ × Z j β ) ∪ ( Y q δ × Z q β ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ β ) = ( Y j δ × Z j ) ∪ ( Y q δ × D ⌣ ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ ) = ( Y j δ × Z j ) ∪ ( ( Y q δ ∪ Y 0 δ ) × D ⌣ ) = α ,

if Y j δ = Y j α , Y q δ ∪ Y 0 δ = Y 0 α and q = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k . Last equalities are possible since | Y q δ ∪ Y 0 δ | ≥ 1 ( | Y 0 δ | ≥ 0 by preposition).

Lemma 2.4 is proved.

Lemma 2.5. Let D ∈ Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) . If quasinormal representation of a binary relation a has a form α = ( Y n + j α × Z n + j ) ∪ ( Y j α × Z j ) , where Y n + j α , Y j α ∉ { ∅ } , j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k , then binary relation a is generated by elements of the elements of set B ( A 0 ) .

Proof. Let quasinormal representation of a binary relations d, b have a form

δ = ( Y n + j δ × Z n + j ) ∪ ( Y q δ × Z q ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ ) , β = ( Z n + j × Z n + j ) ∪ ( ( D ⌣ \ Z n + j ) × Z j ) ∪ ( ( X \ D ⌣ ) × D ⌣ ) ,

where Y n + j δ , Y q δ ∉ { ∅ } , j ≠ q and j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k . Then from the Lemma 2.2 follows that b is generated by elements of the set B ( A 0 ) , δ ∈ B ( A 0 ) and

Z n + j β = Z n + j ,

Z q β = Z n + j ∪ Z j = Z j , since Z q ∩ Z n + j ≠ ∅ , Z q ∩ ( D ⌣ \ Z n + j ) = P n + j ≠ ∅ , j ≠ q (see equality(2.0))

D ⌣ β = Z j since D ⌣ ∩ ( X \ D ⌣ ) = ∅ ,

δ ∘ β = ( Y n + j δ × Z n + j β ) ∪ ( Y q δ × Z q β ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ ) = ( Y n + j δ × Z n + j ) ∪ ( Y q δ × Z j ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × Z j ) = ( Y n + j δ × Z n + j ) ∪ ( ( Y q δ ∪ Y 0 δ ) × Z j ) = α ,

if Y n + j δ = Y n + j α and Y q δ ∪ Y 0 δ = Y j α . Last equalities are possible since | Y q δ ∪ Y 0 δ | ≥ 1 ( | Y 0 δ | ≥ 0 by preposition).

Lemma 2.5 is proved.

Lemma 2.6. Let D ∈ Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) . Then the following statements are true:

1) If quasinormal representation of a binary relation a has a form α = X × Z j ( j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k ) , then binary relation a is generated by elements of the set B ( A 0 ) .

2) If quasinormal representation of a binary relation a has a form α = X × D ⌣ , then binary relation a is generated by elements of the set B ( A 0 ) .

Proof. 1) Let T ∈ D \ ( D 2 ∪ D 3 ) . If quasinormal representation of a binary relations d, b have a form

δ = ( Y j δ × Z j ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ ) , β = ( Z n + j × Z n + j ) ∪ ( ( Z j \ Z n + j ) × Z j ) ∪ ( ( X \ D ⌣ ) × D ⌣ ) ,

where Y j δ , Y 0 δ ∈ { ∅ } , j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k

Z n + j ∪ ( Z j \ Z n + j ) ∪ ( X \ D ⌣ ) = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ j , n + j n + k P i ) ∪ ( P j ∪ P n + j ) ∪ ( X \ D ⌣ ) = D ⌣ ∪ ( X \ D ⌣ ) = X

(see equalities (2.0) and (2.1)), then from the Lemma 2.4 follows that d is generated by elements of the set B ( A 0 ) and from the Lemma 2.3 element b is generated by elements of the set B ( A 0 ) and

Z j β = Z n + j ∪ Z j = Z j ,

D ⌣ β = Z j , since D ⌣ ∩ ( X \ D ⌣ ) = ∅ ,

δ ∘ β = ( Y j δ × Z j β ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ β ) = ( Y j δ × Z j ) ∪ ( Y 0 δ × Z j ) = X × Z j = α ,

since representation of a binary relation d is quasinormal.

The statement a) of the lemma 2.6 is proved.

2) Let quasinormal representation of a binary relation d have a form

δ = ( Z n + j × Z q ) ∪ ( ( X \ Z n + j ) × D ⌣ ) ,

where j ≠ q , then from the Lemma 2.4 follows that d is generated by elements of the set B ( A 0 ) and

Z q δ = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q n + k P i ) δ = ( ∪ i = 0 , i ≠ q n + k P i δ ) = Z q ∪ D ⌣ = D ⌣ , D ⌣ δ = D ⌣ , since j ≠ q , Z q δ ∩ Z n + 1 ≠ ∅ and Z q δ ∩ ( X \ Z n + 1 ) ≠ ∅ ;

δ ∘ δ = ( Z n + j × Z q δ ) ∪ ( ( X \ Z n + j ) × D ⌣ δ ) = ( Z n + j × D ⌣ ) ∪ ( ( X \ Z n + j ) × D ⌣ ) = X × D ⌣ = α ,

since representation of a binary relation d is quasinormal.

The statement b) of the lemma 2.6 is proved.

Lemma 2.6 is proved.

Lemma 2.7. Let D ∈ Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) . Then the following statements are true:

a) If | X \ D ⌣ | ≥ 1 and T ∈ D 2 ∪ D 3 , then binary relation α = X × T is generated by elements of the elements of set B ( A 0 ) ;

b) If X = D ⌣ and T ∈ D 2 ∪ D 3 , then binary relation α = X × T is external element for the semigroup B X ( D ) .

Proof. 1) If quasinormal representation of a binary relation d has a form

δ = ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ ) ∪ ∪ j = k + 1 n + k ( Y j δ × Z j ) ,

where Y j δ ≠ ∅ for all j = k + 1 , k + 2 , ⋯ , n + k , then δ ∈ B ( A 0 ) \ { α } . Let quasinormal representation of a binary relations b have a form

β = ( D ⌣ × T ) ∪ ∪ t ′ ∈ X \ D ⌣ ( { t ′ } × f ( t ′ ) ) , where f is any mapping of the set X \ D ⌣ in the set ( D 2 ∪ D 3 ) \ { T } . It is easy to see, that β ≠ α and two elements of the set D 2 ∪ D 3 belong to the semilattice V ( D , β ) , i.e. δ ∈ B ( A 0 ) \ { α } . In this case we have that Z j β = T for all j = k + 1 , k + 2 , ⋯ , n + k .

δ ∘ β = δ = ( Y 0 δ × D ⌣ β ) ∪ ∪ j = k + 1 n + k ( Y j δ × Z j β ) = ( Y 0 δ × T ) ∪ ∪ j = k + 1 n + k ( Y j δ × T ) = ( ( Y 0 δ ∪ ∪ j = k + 1 n + k Y j δ ) × T ) = X × T = α ,

since the representation of a binary relation d is quasinormal. Thus, the element a is generated by elements of the set B ( A 0 ) .

The statement a) of the lemma 2.7 is proved.

2) Let X = D ⌣ , α = X × T , for some T ∈ D 2 ∪ D 3 and α = δ ∘ β for some δ , β ∈ B X ( D ) \ { α } . Then we obtain that Z j β = T since T is a minimal element of the semilattice D.

Now, let subquasinormal representations β ¯ of a binary relation b have a form

β ¯ = ( ( ∪ i = 0 n + k P i ) × T ) ∪ ∪ t ′ ∈ X \ D ⌣ ( { t ′ } × β ¯ 2 ( t ′ ) ) ,

where β ¯ 1 = ( P 0 P 1 P 2 ⋯ P n + k T T T ⋯ T ) is normal mapping. But complement mapping β ¯ 2 is empty, since X \ D ⌣ = ∅ , i.e. in the given case, subquasinormal representation β ¯ of a binary relation b is defined uniquely. So, we have that β = β ¯ = X × T = α (see property 2) in the case 1.1), which contradict the condition, that β ∉ B X ( D ) \ { α } .

Therefore, if X = D ⌣ and α = X × T , for some T ∈ D 2 ∪ D 3 , then a is external element of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

The statement 2) of the Lemma 2.7 is proved.

Lemma 2.7 is proved.

Theorem 2.1. Let D ∈ Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) , k ≥ 3 , and

D 1 = { Z 1 , Z 2 , ⋯ , Z k } , D 2 = { Z k + 1 , Z k + 2 , ⋯ , Z n } , D 3 = { Z n + 1 , Z n + 2 , ⋯ , Z n + k } ;

A 1 = { { Z n + q , Z q , D ⌣ } } , where q = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k ;

A 2 = { { Z j , D ⌣ } } , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k ;

A 3 = { { Z n + j , Z j } } , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k ;

A 4 = { { Z j } , { D ⌣ } } , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k ;

A 0 = { V ( D , α ) ⊂ D | V ( D , α ) ∉ A 1 ∪ A 2 ∪ A 3 ∪ A 4 } ,

B ( A 0 ) = { α ∈ B X ( D ) | V ( D , α ) ∈ A 0 } ,

B 0 = { X × T | T ∉ D 2 ∪ D 3 }

Then the following statements are true:

1) If | X \ D ⌣ | ≥ 1 , then the S 0 = B ( A 0 ) is irreducible generating set for the semigroup B X ( D ) ;

2) If X = D ⌣ , then the S 1 = B 0 ∪ B ( A 0 ) is irreducible generating set for the semigroup B X ( D ) .

Proof. Let D ∈ Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) , k ≥ 3 and | X \ D ⌣ | ≥ 1 . First, we proved that every element of the semigroup B X ( D ) is generated by elements of the set S 0 . Indeed, let a be an arbitrary element of the semigroup B X ( D ) . Then quasinormal representation of a binary relation a has a form

α = ( Y 0 α × D ⌣ ) ∪ ∪ i = 1 n + k ( Y i α × Z i ) ,

where ∪ i = 0 n + k Y i α = X and Y i α ∩ Y j α = ∅ ( 0 ≤ i ≠ j ≤ n + k ) . For the V ( X ∗ , α ) we consider the following cases:

1) If V ( X ∗ , α ) ∉ A 1 ∪ A 2 ∪ A 3 ∪ A 4 , then α ∈ B ( A 0 ) ⊆ S 0 by definition of a set S 0 .

Now, let V ( X ∗ , α ) ∈ A 1 ∪ A 2 ∪ A 3 ∪ A 4 .

2) If V ( X ∗ , α ) ∈ A 1 , then quasinormal representation of a binary relation a has a form α = ( Y n + j α × Z n + j ) ∪ ( Y j α × Z j ) ∪ ( Y 0 α × D ⌣ ) , where Y n + j α , Y j α , Y 0 α ∉ { ∅ } ( j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k ) and from the Lemma 2.3 follows that a is generated by elements of the elements of set B ( A 0 ) ⊆ S 0 by definition of a set S 0 .

3) If V ( X ∗ , α ) ∈ A 2 , then quasinormal representation of a binary relation a has a form α = ( Y j α × Z j ) ∪ ( Y 0 α × D ⌣ ) , where Y j α , Y 0 α ∉ { ∅ } , j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k and from the Lemma 2.4 follows that a is generated by elements of the elements of set B ( A 0 ) ⊆ S 0 by definition of a set S 0 .

4) If V ( X ∗ , α ) ∈ A 3 , then quasinormal representation of a binary relation a has a form α = ( Y n + j α × Z n + j ) ∪ ( Y j α × Z j ) , where Y n + j α , Y j α ∉ { ∅ } , j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k and from the Lemma 2.5 follows that a is generated by elements of the elements of set B ( A 0 ) ⊆ S 0 by definition of a set S 0 .

Now, let V ( X ∗ , α ) ∈ A 4 , then quasinormal representation of a binary relation a has a form α = X × D ⌣ , or α = X × Z j , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k .

5) If α = X × D ⌣ , then from the statement b) of the Lemma 2.6 follows that binary relation a is generated by elements of the set B ( A 0 ) .

6) If α = X × Z j , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k , then from the statement a) of the Lemma 2.6 and 2.7 follows that binary relation a is generated by elements of the set B ( A 0 ) .

Thus, we have that S 0 is a generating set for the semigroup B X ( D ) .

If | X \ D ⌣ | ≥ 1 , then the set S 0 is an irreducible generating set for the semigroup B X ( D ) since, S 0 is a set external elements of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

The statement a) of the Theorem 2.1 is proved.

Now, let X = D ⌣ . First, we proved that every element of the semigroup B X ( D ) is generated by elements of the set S 1 . The cases 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5) are proved analogously of the cases 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5 given above and consider case, when V ( X ∗ , α ) ∈ A 1 .

If V ( X ∗ , α ) = Z j , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k , then from the statement a) of the Lemma 2.7 follows that binary relation a is generated by elements of the set B ( A 0 ) .

If V ( X ∗ , α ) = Z j , where Z j ∈ D 2 ∪ D 3 , then from the statement b) of the Lemma 2.6 follows that binary relation α = X × T is external element for the semigroup B X ( D ) .

Thus, we have that S 1 is a generating set for the semigroup B X ( D ) .

If X = D ⌣ , then the set S 1 is an irreducible generating set for the semigroup B X ( D ) since S 1 is a set external elements of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

The statement b) of the Theorem 2.1 is proved.

Theorem 2.1 is proved.

Corollary 2.1. Let D ∈ Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) ( k ≥ 3 ) and

D 1 = { Z 1 , Z 2 , ⋯ , Z k } , D 2 = { Z k + 1 , Z k + 2 , ⋯ , Z n } , D 3 = { Z n + 1 , Z n + 2 , ⋯ , Z n + k } ;

A 1 = { { Z n + q , Z q , D ⌣ } } , where q = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k ;

A 2 = { { Z j , D ⌣ } } , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k ;

A 3 = { { Z n + j , Z j } } , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , k ;

A 4 = { { Z j } , { D ⌣ } } , where j = 1 , 2 , ⋯ , n + k ;

A 0 = { V ( D , α ) ⊂ D | V ( D , α ) ∉ A 1 ∪ A 2 ∪ A 3 ∪ A 4 } ,

B ( A 0 ) = { α ∈ B X ( D ) | V ( D , α ) ∈ A 0 } ,

B 0 = { X × T | T ∉ D 2 ∪ D 3 }

Then the following statements are true:

1) If | X \ D ⌣ | ≥ 1 , then S 0 = B ( A 0 ) is the uniquely defined generating set for the semigroup B X ( D ) ;

2) If X = D ⌣ , then S 1 = B 0 ∪ B ( A 0 ) is the uniquely defined generating set for the semigroup B X ( D ) .

Proof. It is well known, that if B is all external elements of the semigroup B X ( D ) and B ′ is any generated set for the B X ( D ) , then B ⊆ B ′ (see [

Corollary 2.1 is proved.

It is well-known, that if B is all external elements of the semigroup B X ( D ) and B ′ is any generated set for the B X ( D ) , then B ⊆ B ′ (Definition 1.1).

In this article, we find irredusible generating set for the complete semigroups of binary relations defined by X-semilattices of unions of the class Σ 8 ( X , n + k + 1 ) ( k ≥ 3 ) . This generating set is uniquely defined, since they are defined by elements of the external elements of the semigroup B X ( D ) .

Diasamidze, Y., Givradze, O., Tsinaridze, N. and Tavdgiridze, G. (2018) Generated Sets of the Complete Semigroup Binary Relations Defined by Semilattices of the Class . Applied Mathematics, 9, 369-382. https://doi.org/10.4236/am.2018.94028