A Finite Word Poset

  • Péter L. Erdős
  • Péter Sziklai
  • David C. Torney


Our word posets have finite words of bounded length as their elements, with the words composed from a finite alphabet. Their partial ordering follows from the inclusion of a word as a subsequence of another word. The elemental combinatorial properties of such posets are established. Their automorphism groups are determined (along with similar result for the word poset studied by Burosch, Frank and Röhl [4]) and a BLYM inequality is verified (via the normalized matching property).