# What is the underlying algorithm for GroupElementToWord?

What algorithm is Mathematica 9 using for GroupElementToWord[group, g]?

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interesting question and i've to say when it is up to group theory and especially to abstract algebra mathematica seems to be a construction place. here are some links for you: maths.usyd.edu.au/u/murray/research/essay.pdf demonstrations.wolfram.com/… i don't want to say that it lacks totally support for group theory, but it does feel not natural to deal with it in mathematica, which is strange, since of its magnificent support for symbolics... –  Stefan Jul 15 at 23:14