Automata and Languages: Theory and Applications by Alexander MedunaAutomata and Languages: Theory and Applications by Alexander Meduna

Automata and Languages: Theory and Applications

byAlexander Meduna

Paperback | July 17, 2000

Pricing and Purchase Info

$221.03 online 
$252.50 list price save 12%
Earn 1,105 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

A step-by-step development of the theory of automata, languages and computation. Intended for use as the basis of an introductory course at both junior and senior levels, the text is organized so as to allow the design of various courses based on selected material. It features basic models of computation, formal languages and their properties; computability, decidability and complexity; a discussion of modern trends in the theory of automata and formal languages; design of programming languages, including the development of a new programming language; and compiler design, including the construction of a complete compiler. Alexander Meduna uses clear definitions, easy-to-follow proofs and helpful examples to make formerly obscure concepts easy to understand. He also includes challenging exercises and programming projects to enhance the reader's comprehension, and many 'real world' illustrations and applications in practical computer science.
Title:Automata and Languages: Theory and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:936 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.07 inPublished:July 17, 2000Publisher:Springer LondonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1852330740

ISBN - 13:9781852330743

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Languages. Formalization of Languages. Expressions and Grammars. Translations. Exercises, Programming Projects. Automata. Conceptualization of Automata. Transducers. Computability. Exercises. Programming Projects. Bibliographic Notes.- REGULAR LANGUAGES: Models for Regular Languages. Regular Expressions. Finite Automata. Finite Automata and Regular Expressions. Exercises. Programming Projects. Properties of Regular Languages. Pumping Lemma. Closure Properties. Decidable Problems. Exercises.- CONTEXT-FREE LANGUAGES: Models for Context-Free Languages. Context-Free Grammars. Pushdown Automata. Pushdown Autmata and Context-Free Grammars. Exercises. Programming Projects. Properties of Context-Free Languages. Pumping Lemma. Closure Properties. Decidable Problems. Exercises. Special Types of Context-Free Languages and Their Models. Deterministic Context-Free Languages. Linear and Regular Grammars. Exercises.- BEYOND CONTEXT-FREE LANGUAGES: Generalized Models. Turing Machines. Two-Pushdown Automata. Unrestricted Grammars. A Hierarchy of Language Families. Exercises. Programming Projects. Bibliographic Notes.- TRANSLATIONS: Finite and Pushdown Transducers. Finite Transducers. Translation Grammars and Pushdown Transducers. Compilers. Exercises. Programming Projects. Turing Transducers. Basic Definitions. Computability. Decidability. Exercises. Programming Projects.- Bibliographic Notes.- Appendix - Mathematical Background.- Bibliography.- Indices.- Index to Special Symbols.- Index to Decision Problems.- Index to Algorithms.- Subject Index.