Words over an ordered alphabet and suffix permutations. (English) Zbl 1013.68153

Summary: Given an ordered alphabet and a permutation, according to the lexicographic order, on the set of suffixes of a word \(w\), we present in this article a linear time and space method to determine whether a word \(w'\) has the same permutation on its suffixes. Using this method, we are then also able to build the class of all the words having the same permutation on their suffixes, first of all the smallest one. Finally, we note that this work can lead to a method for generating a Lyndon word randomly in linear time or for computing the set of Lyndon words of length \(n\).


68R15 Combinatorics on words
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