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Let S be an antinegative semiring. The rank of an m×n matrix B over S is the minimal integer r such that B is a product of an m×r matrix and an r×n matrix. The isolation number of B is the maximal number of nonzero entries in the matrix such that no two entries are in the same column, in the same row, and in a submatrix of B of the form [bi,j bk,j
bi,l bk,l] with nonzero entries. We know that the isolation number of B is not greater than the rank of it. Thus, we investigate the upper bound of the rank of B and the rank of its support for the given matrix B with isolation number h over antinegative semirings.
Beasley, L.B.; Song, S.-Z. Upper Bounds for the Isolation Number of a Matrix over Semirings. Mathematics 2019, 7, 65.