# On the distribution of characteristic parameters of words II

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications (2002)

- Volume: 36, Issue: 1, page 97-127
- ISSN: 0988-3754

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topCarpi, Arturo, and Luca, Aldo de. "On the distribution of characteristic parameters of words II." RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications 36.1 (2002): 97-127. <http://eudml.org/doc/244751>.

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abstract = {The characteristic parameters $K_\{w\}$ and $R_\{w\}$ of a word $w$ over a finite alphabet are defined as follows: $K_\{w\}$ is the minimal natural number such that $w$ has no repeated suffix of length $K_\{w\}$ and $R_\{w\}$ is the minimal natural number such that $w$ has no right special factor of length $R_\{w\}$. In a previous paper, published on this journal, we have studied the distributions of these parameters, as well as the distribution of the maximal length of a repetition, among the words of each length on a given alphabet. In this paper we give the exact values of these distributions in a special case. However, these values give upper bounds to the distributions in the general case. Moreover, we study the most frequent and the average values of the characteristic parameters and of the maximal length of a repetition over the set of all words of length $n$.},

author = {Carpi, Arturo, Luca, Aldo de},

journal = {RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications},

keywords = {special factor; characteristic parameter; repeated factor; characteristic parameters },

language = {eng},

number = {1},

pages = {97-127},

publisher = {EDP-Sciences},

title = {On the distribution of characteristic parameters of words II},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/244751},

volume = {36},

year = {2002},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Carpi, Arturo

AU - Luca, Aldo de

TI - On the distribution of characteristic parameters of words II

JO - RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications

PY - 2002

PB - EDP-Sciences

VL - 36

IS - 1

SP - 97

EP - 127

AB - The characteristic parameters $K_{w}$ and $R_{w}$ of a word $w$ over a finite alphabet are defined as follows: $K_{w}$ is the minimal natural number such that $w$ has no repeated suffix of length $K_{w}$ and $R_{w}$ is the minimal natural number such that $w$ has no right special factor of length $R_{w}$. In a previous paper, published on this journal, we have studied the distributions of these parameters, as well as the distribution of the maximal length of a repetition, among the words of each length on a given alphabet. In this paper we give the exact values of these distributions in a special case. However, these values give upper bounds to the distributions in the general case. Moreover, we study the most frequent and the average values of the characteristic parameters and of the maximal length of a repetition over the set of all words of length $n$.

LA - eng

KW - special factor; characteristic parameter; repeated factor; characteristic parameters

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/244751

ER -

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