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Combinatorics on words. Foreword by Roger Lyndon. 2nd ed. (English) Zbl 0874.20040
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications. 17. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xvii, 238 p. £17.95; $ 29.95 (1997).
The book is a paperback version of M. Lothaire’s “Combinatorics on words”. First published in 1983 (Zbl 0514.20045), it is now a well recognized reference on the subject. This edition, dedicated to the memory of Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, contains many corrections but no chapter has been updated. It is worth mentioning the comment by Dominique Perrin in the preface explaining the origin of the name Lothaire.

20M05Free semigroups, generators and relations, word problems
20-02Research monographs (group theory)
20M35Semigroups in automata theory, linguistics, etc.
05-02Research monographs (combinatorics)
68Q45Formal languages and automata
94B25Combinatorial codes
03D03Rewriting systems
68R15Combinatorics on words