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Taylor & Francis
Communications in Algebra
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The authors’ description of the inverse semigroups S for which the lattice ℒℱ(S) of full inverse subsemigroups is lower semimodular is used to describe those for which (a) the lattice ℒ(S) of all inverse subsemigroups or (b) the lattice �o(S) of convex inverse subsemigroups has that property. In each case, we show that this occurs if and only if the entire lattice is a subdirect product of ℒℱ(S) with ℒ(E S ), or �o(E S ), respectively, where E S is the semilattice of idempotents of S; a simple necessary and sufficient condition is found for each decomposition. For a semilattice E, ℒ(E) is in fact always lower semimodular, and �o(E) is lower semimodular if and only if E is a tree. The conjunction of these results leads to quite a divergence between the ultimate descriptions in the two cases, ℒ(S) and �o(S), with the latter being substantially richer.
Jones, Peter R. and Cheong, Kyeong Hee, "Lower Semimodular Inverse Semigroups, II" (2010). Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Faculty Research and Publications. 27.