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Shortest absolute value of path in graph

Suppose we have a weighted, acyclic digraph, with positive and negative edge weights. Is there an algorithm that determines whether there is a path of weight zero between vertices A and B? The ...
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Finding local patterns in a circular list

Consider a list $\boldsymbol{x}=x_0,x_1,\ldots,x_{n-1}$, which we consider to be circular by taking the subscripts modulo $n$. The entries in the list are distinct integers. A local pattern is a ...
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Stricter permutation patterns

(I asked this ten days ago on math.SE, but I received no reply, so I'm trying again here.) A lot of work has been done on patterns in permutations, where a permutation is said to match a given ...