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Given a Hopf algebra A, there exist various cohomology theories for the category of Hopf bimodules over A, introduced by M. Gerstenhaber and S.D. Schack, and by C. Ospel. We prove, when A is finite dimensional, that they are equal to the Ext functor on the module category of an associative algebra associated to A, described by C. Cibils and M. Rosso. We also give an expression for a cup-product in the cohomology defined by C. Ospel, and prove that it corresponds to the Yoneda product of extensions.

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In this paper, we compute the Hochschild and cyclic homologies of the Auslander algebras of the Taft algebras. We also describe the first Chern character for the Taft algebras and for their Auslander algebras.

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We prove that the category of Hopf bimodules over any Hopf algebra has enough injectives, which enables us to extend some results on the unification of Hopf bimodule cohomologies of [T1,T2] to the infinite dimensional case. We also prove that the cup-product defined on these cohomologies is graded-commutative.

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In this paper, we compute the cyclic homology of the Taft algebras and of their Auslander algebras. Given a Hopf algebra $\Lambda,$ the Grothendieck groups of projective $\Lambda -$modules and of all $\Lambda -$modules are endowed with a ring structure, which in the case of the Taft algebras is commutative (\cite{C2}, \cite{G}). We also describe the first Chern character for these algebras.

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A cyclic cohomology theory adapted to Hopf algebras has been introduced recently by Connes and Moscovici. In this paper, we consider this object in the homological framework, in the spirit of Loday-Quillen and Karoubi's work on the cyclic homology of associative algebras. In the case of group algebras, we interpret the decomposition of the classical cyclic homology of a group algebra in terms of this homology. We also compute both cyclic homologies for truncated quiver algebras.

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We consider a natural generalisation of symmetric Nakayama algebras, namely, symmetric special biserial algebras with at most one non-uniserial indecomposable projective module. We describe the basic algebras explicitly by quiver and relations, then classify them up to derived equivalence and up to stable equivalence of Morita type. This includes the algebras of [Bocian-Holm-Skowro\'nski, J. Pure Appl. Algebra 2004], where they study the weakly symmetric algebras of Euclidean type, as well as some algebras of dihedral type.

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We consider a class of self-injective special biserial algebras $\Lambda_N$ over a field $K$ and show that the Hochschild cohomology ring of $\Lambda_N$ is a finitely generated $K$-algebra. Moreover the Hochschild cohomology ring of $\Lambda_N$ modulo nilpotence is a finitely generated commutative $K$-algebra of Krull dimension two. As a consequence the conjecture of Snashall-Solberg \cite{SS}, concerning the Hochschild cohomology ring modulo nilpotence, holds for this class of algebras.

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Recently, Bocklandt proved a conjecture by Van den Bergh in its graded version, stating that a graded quiver algebra (with relations) which is Calabi-Yau of dimension 3 is defined from a homogeneous potential W. In this paper, we prove that if we add to W any potential of smaller degree, we get a Poincare-Birkhoff-Witt deformation of A. Such PBW deformations are Calabi-Yau and are characterised among all the PBW deformations of A. Various examples are presented.

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We consider the socle deformations arising from formal deformations of a class of Koszul self-injective special biserial algebras which occur in the study of the Drinfeld double of the generalized Taft algebras. We show, for these deformations, that the Hochschild cohomology ring modulo nilpotence is a finitely generated commutative algebra of Krull dimension 2.

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We use the characteristic polynomial of the Coxeter matrix of an algebra to complete the combinatorial classification of piecewise hereditary algebras which Happel gave in terms of the trace of the Coxeter matrix. We also give a cohomological interpretation of the coefficients (other than the trace) of the characteristic polynomial of the Coxeter matrix of any finite dimensional algebra with finite global dimension.