Grammars with Context Conditions and Their Applications / Edition 1

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Overview

"This advanced computer science book systematically and compactly summarizes the current knowledge about grammars with context conditions - an important area of formal language theory. According to the types of context conditions, this self-contained reference classifies them into grammars with context conditions placed on the domains of grammatical derivations, the use of grammatical productions, and the neighborhood of the rewritten symbols. The focus is on grammatical generative power, important properties, simplification, reduction, implementation, and applications, most of which are related to microbiology." Practitioners and advanced students in theoretical computer science and related areas - including mathematics, linguistics, and molecular biology - will find Grammars with Context Conditions and Their Applications an essential reference for this cutting-edge area of formal language theory.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471718314
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/10/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

ALEXANDER MEDUNA, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Brno University of Technology, received his PhD from Brno University in 1988. He has taught theoretical computer science at various European and American universities, including the University of Missouri, where he spent a decade teaching advanced topics of formal language theory. He is the author of Automata and Languages and over sixty papers related to the subject of this book.

MARTIN SVEC received his PhD from the Brno University of Technology in 2005, where Alexander Meduna was his PhD advisor. In cooperation with his advisor, he has published several papers on grammars with context conditions.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Preliminaries and definitions 5
3 Conditions placed on derivation domains 15
4 Conditions placed on the use of productions 33
5 Conditions placed on the neighborhood of rewritten symbols 137
6 Grammatical transformations and derivation simulations 169
7 Applications and implementation 185
8 Concluding and bibliographical notes 199
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