Semantics With Applications: An Appetizer by Hanne Riis NielsonSemantics With Applications: An Appetizer by Hanne Riis Nielson

Semantics With Applications: An Appetizer

byHanne Riis Nielson, Flemming Nielson

Paperback | April 27, 2007

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Semantics will have an important role to play in the future development of software systems and domain specific languages, and there is a real need for an introductory book that presents the fundamental ideas behind these approaches; stresses their relationship by formulating and proving the relevant theorems; and illustrates the applications of semantics in computer science.

This book investigates the relationship between the various methods and describes some of the main ideas used, illustrating these via interesting applications. Historically important application areas are used together with some exciting potential applications including: Validating prototype implementations of programming languages. Verifying program analyses that are part of more advanced implementations of programming languages. Verifying security analyses. Verifying useful program properties including information about execution time.

Title:Semantics With Applications: An AppetizerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pagesPublished:April 27, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1846286913

ISBN - 13:9781846286919

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Table of Contents

Operational Semantics.- More on Operational Semantics.- Provably Correct Implementation.- Denotational Semantics.- More on Denotational Semantics.- Program Analysis.- More on Program Analysis.- Axiomatic Program Verification.- More on Axiomatic Program Verification.- Further Reading.

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From the reviews:"This book title, with its explicit reference to applications, quickly grabbed my attention due to the theoretical nature of formal semantics. . In any case, this book certainly fits the bill for an undergraduate course on the topic. . It also includes plenty of solved examples and exercises for students to help them grasp the key ideas and techniques behind the different mathematical models that can be used to describe the computations performed by a computer program." (Fernando Berzal, Computing Reviews, January, 2008)"This book presents a rigorous introduction to the main three approaches: operational semantics, denotational semantics, and axiomatic semantics. This book investigates the relationship between the various methods, and describes some of the main ideas by using applications. . Several exercises are provided. . help the student to understand definitions, results, and techniques . ." (G. Ciobanu, ACM Computing Reviews, May, 2009)