The set of all strings Parikh equivalent to a string in a language L is called the permutation of L. The permutation of a finite n-state DFA (deterministic finite automaton) language over a binary alphabet can be recognized by a DFA with [formula presented] states. We show that if the language consists of equal length binary strings the bound can be improved to f(n)=[formula presented] and for every n congruent to 1 modulo 3 there exists an n-state DFA A recognizing a set of equal length strings such that the minimal DFA for the permutation of L(A) needs f(n) states.
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