In this article we construct asynchronous and sometimes synchronous automatic structures for amalgamated products and HNN extensions of groups that are strongly asynchronously (or synchronously) coset automatic with respect to the associated automatic subgroups, subject to further geometric conditions. These results are proved in the general context of fundamental groups of graphs of groups. The hypotheses of our closure results are satisfied in a variety of examples such as Artin groups of sufficiently large type, Coxeter groups, virtually abelian groups, and groups that are hyperbolic relative to virtually abelian subgroups.
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Susan Hermiller, Derek F. Holt, Tim Susse, Sarah Rees, Automaticity for graphs of groups. Groups Geom. Dyn. 15 (2021), no. 2, pp. 503–551DOI 10.4171/GGD/605