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Given a map $\psi: S\rightarrow S,$ for $S$ a closed surface, is there any algorithm to compute its translation distance in the curve complex? I should say that I mostly care about checking that the translation distance is/is not very small. That is, if the algorithm can pick among the possibilities: translation distance is 0, 1, 2, 3, many, then I am happy...

I know there are arguments algorithms for computing distances IN the curve complex, but this is not quite the same...

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# Translation distance in the curve complex

Given a map $\psi: S\rightarrow S,$ for $S$ a closed surface, is there any algorithm to compute its translation distance in the curve complex? I should say that I mostly care about checking that the translation distance is/is not very small. That is, if the algorithm can pick among the possibilities: translation distance is 0, 1, 2, 3, many, then I am happy...

I know there are arguments for computing distances IN the curve complex, but this is not quite the same...