The Ehrenfeucht-Mycielski Sequence

  • Klaus Sutner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2759)


We study the disjunctive binary sequence introduced by Ehrenfeucht and Mycielski in [1]. The match length associated to the bits of the sequence is shown to be a crucial tool in the analysis of the sequence. We show that the match length between two consecutive bits in the sequence differs at most by 1 and give a lower bound for the limiting density of the sequence. Experimental computation in the automata package has been very helpful in developing these results.


Initial Segment Simple Cycle Irregular Word Match Position Match Length 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Sutner
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  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh

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