Geometry & Topology Monographs 1 (1998),
The Epstein Birthday Schrift,
paper no. 24, pages 493-509.
Hairdressing in groups: a survey of combings and formal languages
A group is combable if it can be represented by a language of words satisfying a fellow traveller property; an automatic group has a synchronous combing which is a regular language. This article surveys results for combable groups, in particular in the case where the combing is a formal language.
Combings, formal languages, fellow travellers, automatic groups
AMS subject classification.
Primary: 20F10, 20-04, 68Q40. Secondary: 03D40.
Submitted: 15 November 1997.
Published: 29 October 1998.
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