Remarks on separating words

  title={Remarks on separating words},
  author={Erik D. Demaine and Sarah Eisenstat and Jeffrey Shallit and David A. Wilson},
The separating words problem asks for the size of the smallest DFA needed to distinguish between two words of length ≤ n (by accepting one and rejecting the other). In this paper we survey what is known and unknown about the problem, consider some variations, and prove several new results. 

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