Extension operations on sets of leaf-labelled trees
A fundamental problem in classification is how to combine collections of trees having overlapping sets of leaves. The requirement that such a collection of trees is realized by at least one parent tree determines uniquely some additional subtrees not in the original collection. We analyse the 'rules' that arise in this way by defining a closure operator for sets of trees. In particular we show that there exist rules of arbitrarily high order which cannot be reduced to repeated application of lower-order rules.
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