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See detailOn the Periodicity of Morphic Words
Halava, Vesa; Harju, Tero; Kärki, Tomi et al

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2010), 6224

Given a morphism h prolongable on a and an integer p, we present an algorithm that calculates which letters occur infinitely often in congruent positions modulo p in the infinite word hω(a). As a ... [more ▼]

Given a morphism h prolongable on a and an integer p, we present an algorithm that calculates which letters occur infinitely often in congruent positions modulo p in the infinite word hω(a). As a corollary, we show that it is decidable whether a morphic word is ultimately p-periodic. Moreover, using our algorithm we can find the smallest similarity relation such that the morphic word is ultimately relationally p-periodic. The problem of deciding whether an automatic sequence is ultimately weakly R-periodic is also shown to be decidable. [less ▲]

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See detailMultidimensional generalized automatic sequences and shape-symmetric morphic words
Charlier, Emilie ULiege; Kärki, Tomi; Rigo, Michel ULiege

in Proceedings of AutoMathA (2009)

An infinite word is S-automatic if, for all n ≥ 0, its (n + 1)st letter is the output of a deterministic automaton fed with the representation of n in the considered numeration system S. In this paper, we ... [more ▼]

An infinite word is S-automatic if, for all n ≥ 0, its (n + 1)st letter is the output of a deterministic automaton fed with the representation of n in the considered numeration system S. In this paper, we consider an analogous definition in a multidimensional setting and study the relationship with the shape-symmetric infinite words as introduced by Arnaud Maes. Precisely, for d ≥ 2, we show that a multidimensional infinite word x : N^d → Σ over a finite alphabet Σ is S-automatic for some abstract numeration system S built on a regular language containing the empty word if and only if x is the image by a coding of a shape-symmetric infinite word. [less ▲]

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