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#### For each a > 2 there is an Infinite Binary Word with Critical Exponent a

(The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2008-08-31)

The critical exponent of an infinite word w is the supremum of all rational numbers α such that w contains an α-power. We resolve an open question of Krieger and Shallit by showing that for each α>2 there is an infinite ...

#### A family of formulas with reversal of high avoidability index

(World Scientific, 2017)

We present an infinite family of formulas with reversal whose avoidability index is bounded between 4 and 5, and we show that several members of the family have avoidability index 5. This family is particularly interesting ...

#### Extremal words in morphic subshifts

(Elsevier, 2014-01-22)

Given an infinite word x over an alphabet A, a letter b occurring in
x, and a total order \sigma on A, we call the smallest word with respect to \sigma
starting with b in the shift orbit closure of x an extremal word of ...

#### Dejean's conjecture holds for n ≥ 27

(EDP Sciences, 2009)

We show that Dejean’s conjecture holds for n ≥ 27. This brings the final resolution of the conjecture by the approach of Moulin Ollagnier within range of the computationally feasible.

#### Abelian complexity of fixed point of morphism 0 ↦ 012, 1 ↦ 02, 2 ↦ 1

(Integers, 2014-02-20)

We study the combinatorics of vtm, a variant of the Thue-Morse word generated by the non-uniform morphism 0 ↦ 012, 1 ↦ 02, 2 ↦ 1 starting with 0. This infinite ternary sequence appears a lot in the literature and finds ...

#### On avoidability of formulas with reversal

(EDP Sciences, 2018-02-13)

While a characterization of unavoidable formulas (without reversal) is well-known, little
is known about the avoidability of formulas with reversal in general. In this article, we characterize the unavoidable formulas ...

#### Suffix conjugates for a class of morphic subshifts

(Cambridge University Press, 2015-09)

Let A be a finite alphabet and f: A^* --> A^* be a morphism with an iterative fixed point f^\omega(\alpha), where \alpha{} is in A. Consider the subshift (X, T), where X is the shift orbit closure of f^\omega(\alpha) and ...

#### Cubefree words with many squares

(Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, 2014-05-13)

We construct infinite cubefree binary words containing exponentially many distinct squares of length n . We also show that for every positive integer n , there is a cubefree binary square of length 2n.

#### Binary Words Avoiding xxRx and Strongly Unimodal Sequences

(2015-09-14)

In previous work, Currie and Rampersad showed that the growth of the number
of binary words avoiding the pattern xxxR was intermediate between polynomial and
exponential. We now show that the same result holds for the ...

#### Growth rate of binary words avoiding xxxR

(Elsevier, 2016-01)

Abstract
Consider the set of those binary words with no non-empty factors of the form
xxx^R. Du, Mousavi, Schaeffer, and Shallit asked whether this set of words grows
polynomially or exponentially with length. In this ...