In this paper, a connection between rewriting systems and embedding of monoids in groups is found. We show that if a group with a positive presentation has a complete rewriting system R that satisfies the condition that each rule in R with positive left-hand side has a positive right-hand side, then the monoid presented by the subset of positive rules from R embeds in the group. As an example, we give a simple proof that right angled Artin monoids embed in the corresponding right angled Artin groups. This is a special case of the well-known result of Paris that Artin monoids embed in their groups.
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- Computer Networks and Communications
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics