An algorithm for deciding if a polyomino tiles the plane
RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications, Volume 41 (2007) no. 2, pp. 147-155.

For polyominoes coded by their boundary word, we describe a quadratic O(n 2 ) algorithm in the boundary length n which improves the naive O(n 4 ) algorithm. Techniques used emanate from algorithmics, discrete geometry and combinatorics on words.

DOI: 10.1051/ita:2007012
Classification: 68R15,  52C20
Keywords: polyominoes, tiling the plane by translation, theorem of Beauquier-Nivat, pseudo-square, pseudo-hexagon, enumeration of special classes of polyominoes
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Gambini, Ian; Vuillon, Laurent. An algorithm for deciding if a polyomino tiles the plane. RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications, Volume 41 (2007) no. 2, pp. 147-155. doi : 10.1051/ita:2007012. http://www.numdam.org/articles/10.1051/ita:2007012/

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