Consistency of Multidimensional Combinatorial Substitutions
Multidimensional combinatorial substitutions are rules that replace symbols by finite patterns of symbols in ℤd. We focus on the case where the patterns are not necessarily rectangular, which requires a specific description of the way they are glued together in the image by a substitution. Two problems can arise when defining a substitution in such a way: it can fail to be consistent, and the patterns in an image by the substitution might overlap.
We prove that it is undecidable whether a two-dimensional substitution is consistent or overlapping, and we provide practical algorithms to decide these properties in some particular cases.
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- 6.Jolivet, T., Kari, J.: Consistency of multidimensional combinatorial substitutions. Theoret. Comput. Sci. (to appear, 2012)Google Scholar