On a complete set of operations for factorizing codes

Clelia De Felice

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications (2010)

  • Volume: 40, Issue: 1, page 29-52
  • ISSN: 0988-3754

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It is known that the class of factorizing codes, i.e., codes satisfying the factorization conjecture formulated by Schützenberger, is closed under two operations: the classical composition of codes and substitution of codes. A natural question which arises is whether a finite set O of operations exists such that each factorizing code can be obtained by using the operations in O and starting with prefix or suffix codes. O is named here a complete set of operations (for factorizing codes). We show that composition and substitution are not enough in order to obtain a complete set. Indeed, we exhibit a factorizing code over a two-letter alphabet A = {a,b}, precisely a 3-code, which cannot be obtained by decomposition or substitution.

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De Felice, Clelia. "On a complete set of operations for factorizing codes." RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications 40.1 (2010): 29-52. <http://eudml.org/doc/92788>.

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