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Conjugacy on partial words

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Francine Blanchet-Sadri, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The study of the combinatorial properties of strings of symbols from a finite alphabet (also referred to as words) is profoundly connected to numerous fields such as biology, computer science, mathematics, and physics. In this paper, we examine to which extent some fundamental combinatorial properties of words, such as conjugacy, remain true for partial words. The motivation behind the notion of a partial word is the comparison of two genes (alignment of two such strings can be viewed as a construction of two partial words that are said to be compatible). This study on partial words was initiated by Berstel and Boasson.

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Publication
Theoretical Computer Science
Language: English
Date: 2002
Keywords
Computer Science, Conugacy, Partial words