A Reduction Algorithm for Large-Base Primitive Permutation Groups

Maska Law, Alice Niemeyer, Cheryl Praeger, Akos Seress

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    The authors present a nearly linear-time Las Vegas algorithm that, given a large-base primitive permutation group, constructs its natural imprimitive representation. A large-base primitive permutation group is a subgroup of a wreath product of symmetric groups Sn and Sr in product action on r-tuples of k-element subsets of {1, ..., n}, containing Anr. The algorithm is a randomised speed-up of a deterministic algorithm of Babai, Luks, and Seress.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-173
    JournalLMS Journal of Computation and Mathematics
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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