# Monoid presentations of groups by finite special string-rewriting systems

Duncan W. Parkes; V. Yu. Shavrukov; Richard M. Thomas

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications (2004)

- Volume: 38, Issue: 3, page 245-256
- ISSN: 0988-3754

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topParkes, Duncan W., Shavrukov, V. Yu., and Thomas, Richard M.. "Monoid presentations of groups by finite special string-rewriting systems." RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications 38.3 (2004): 245-256. <http://eudml.org/doc/245331>.

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abstract = {We show that the class of groups which have monoid presentations by means of finite special $[\lambda ]$-confluent string-rewriting systems strictly contains the class of plain groups (the groups which are free products of a finitely generated free group and finitely many finite groups), and that any group which has an infinite cyclic central subgroup can be presented by such a string-rewriting system if and only if it is the direct product of an infinite cyclic group and a finite cyclic group.},

author = {Parkes, Duncan W., Shavrukov, V. Yu., Thomas, Richard M.},

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

keywords = {group; monoid presentation; Cayley graph; special string-rewriting system; word problem; plain groups; monoid presentations; Cayley graphs; special string-rewriting systems; free products; direct products},

language = {eng},

number = {3},

pages = {245-256},

publisher = {EDP-Sciences},

title = {Monoid presentations of groups by finite special string-rewriting systems},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/245331},

volume = {38},

year = {2004},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Parkes, Duncan W.

AU - Shavrukov, V. Yu.

AU - Thomas, Richard M.

TI - Monoid presentations of groups by finite special string-rewriting systems

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

PY - 2004

PB - EDP-Sciences

VL - 38

IS - 3

SP - 245

EP - 256

AB - We show that the class of groups which have monoid presentations by means of finite special $[\lambda ]$-confluent string-rewriting systems strictly contains the class of plain groups (the groups which are free products of a finitely generated free group and finitely many finite groups), and that any group which has an infinite cyclic central subgroup can be presented by such a string-rewriting system if and only if it is the direct product of an infinite cyclic group and a finite cyclic group.

LA - eng

KW - group; monoid presentation; Cayley graph; special string-rewriting system; word problem; plain groups; monoid presentations; Cayley graphs; special string-rewriting systems; free products; direct products

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/245331

ER -

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