Hexagonal Pattern Languages

  • K. S. Dersanambika
  • K. Krithivasan
  • C. Martin-Vide
  • K. G. Subramanian
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3322)


Hexagonal tiling systems, hexagonal local picture languages and hexagonal recognizable picture languages are defined in this paper. Hexagonal Wang tiles and systems are also introduced. It is noticed that the family of hexagonal picture languages defined by hexagonal Wang systems coincides with the family of hexagonal picture languages recognized by hexagonal tiling system. Similar to hv-domino systems describing rectangular arrays, we define xyz-domino systems and characterize hexagonal picture languages using this. Unary hexagonal picture languages are also considered and we analyze some of their properties.


Tiling System Hexagonal Array Letter Alphabet Rectangular Array Rational Subset 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. S. Dersanambika
    • 1
  • K. Krithivasan
    • 1
  • C. Martin-Vide
    • 2
  • K. G. Subramanian
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology, MadrasChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Rovira I Virgili UniversityTarragonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsMadras Christian CollegeChennaiIndia

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