@inbook{b3a81111a154435b901a03eef1e95859, title = "How Much Different Are Two Words with Different Shortest Periods", abstract = "Sometimes the difference between two distinct words of the same length cannot be smaller than a certain minimal amount. In particular if two distinct words of the same length are both periodic or quasiperiodic, then their Hamming distance is at least 2. We study here how the minimum Hamming distance dist (x,y)dist(x,y)between two words x, y of the same length n depends on their periods. Similar problems were considered in [1] in the context of quasiperiodicities. We say that a period p of a word x is primitive if x does not have any smaller period p'ptextasciiacutexwhich divides p. For integers p, n (pbackslashle np≤n) we define backslashmathcal Pp(n)Pp(n)as the set of words of length n with primitive period p. We show several results related to the following functions introduced in this paper for pbackslashne qp≠qand n backslashge backslashmax (p,q)n≥max(p,q). backslashbeginaligned backslashmathcal Dp,q(n) = backslashmin backslash,backslashbackslash, dist (x,y)backslash,:backslash; xbackslashin backslashmathcal Pp(n), backslash,ybackslashin backslashmathcal Pq(n)backslash,backslash, backslashbackslash Np,q(h) = backslashmax backslash,backslashbackslash, n backslash,:backslash; backslashmathcal Dp,q(n)backslashle hbackslash,backslash. backslashqquad backslashqquad backslashendalignedDp,q(n)=mindist(x,y):x∈Pp(n),y∈Pq(n),Np,q(h)=maxn:Dp,q(n)≤h.", author = "Mai Alzamel and Maxime Crochemore and Iliopoulos, {Costas S.} and Tomasz Kociumaka and Ritu Kundu and Jakub Radoszewski and Wojciech Rytter and Tomasz Wale", year = "2018", doi = "10.1007/978-3-319-92016-0_16", language = "Undefined/Unknown", isbn = "9783319920160", pages = "168--178", editor = "Lazaros Iliadis and Ilias Maglogiannis and Vassilis Plagianakos", booktitle = "Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations", publisher = "Springer International Publishing", note = "null ; Conference date: 25-05-2018 Through 27-05-2018", }