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#### Automaticity of Primitive Words and Irreducible Polynomials

(Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, 2013)

If L is a language, the automaticity function AL(n) (resp. NL(n)) of L counts the number of states of a smallest deterministic (resp. non-deterministic) finite automaton that accepts a language that agrees with L on all ...

#### 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 ...

#### Words with many palindrome pair factors

(The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2015-10-30)

Motivated by a conjecture of Frid, Puzynina, and Zamboni, we investigate infinite words with the property that for infinitely many n, every length-n factor is a product of two palindromes. We show that every Sturmian word ...

#### 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 ...

#### Avoiding approximate repetitions with respect to the longest common subsequence distance

(Mathematical Sciences Publishers, 2015-09-17)

Ochem, Rampersad, and Shallit gave various examples of infinite words avoiding what they called approximate repetitions. An approximate repetition is a factor of the form x x', where x and x' are close to being identical. ...

#### 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 ...

#### 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 ...

#### Infinite words containing squares at every position

(EDP Sciences, 2010)

Richomme asked the following question: what is the infimum of the real numbers α > 2 such that there exists an infinite word that avoids α-powers but contains arbitrarily large squares beginning at every position? We resolve ...

#### Further applications of a power series method for pattern avoidance

(The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2011-06-21)

In combinatorics on words, a word w over an alphabet ∑ is said to avoid a pattern
p over an alphabet ∆ if there is no factor x of w and no non-erasing morphism h
from ∆* to ∑* such that h(p) = x. Bell and Goh have recently ...