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Word Equation Systems: The Heuristic Approach
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2004
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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One of the most intrincate algorithms related to words is Makaninrsquos algorithm for solving word equations. Even if Makaninrsquos algorithm is very complicated, the solvability problem for word equations remains NPhard if one looks for short solutions, i. e. with length bounded by a linear function w. r. t. the size of the system ([2]) or even with constant bounded length ([1]). Word equations can be used to define various properties of strings, e. g. characterization of imprimitiveness,

doi:10.1007/978-3-540-28645-5_9
fatcat:6ri42pagcbeahmho7x7ruxguja