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Abstract.
The signature of a permutation sigma is a word whose letter of index i is d when sigma has a descent (i.e. sigma(i)> sigma(i+1) and is a when sigma has an ascent (i.e. sigma(i)< sigma(i+1). Combinatorics of permutations with a prescribed signature is quite well explored. Give a language over the alphabet {a,d}, we associate to it the class of permutations associated to a regular language. Here we state and address the two problems of counting and randomly generating for every classes of permutations associated to a regular language. First we give an algorithm that computes a closed form formula for the exponential generating function of such a class. Then we give an algorithm that given a regular language L and an integer n generates randomly the nlength permutations of the class associated to L in a uniform manner, i.e. all the permutations of length n with signature in L are equally probable to be returned. Both contributions are based on a geometric interpretation of a subclass of regular timed languages.
