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A concise introduction to languages and machines, Alan P. Parkes

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A concise introduction to languages and machines
Title
A concise introduction to languages and machines
Statement of responsibility
Alan P. Parkes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This easy-to-follow text provides an accessible introduction to the key topics of formal languages and abstract machines within Computer Science. The author follows the successful formula of his first book on this subject, this time making these core computing topics more fundamental and providing an excellent foundation for undergraduates. The book is divided into two parts, Languages and Machines and Machines and Computation. The first part is concerned with formal language theory, as it applies to Computer Science, whereas Part 2 considers the computational properties of the machines in more detail. This text is deliberately non-mathematical and, wherever possible, links theory to practical considerations, in particular the implications for programming, computation and problem solving. Written in an informal style, this textbook assumes only a basic knowledge of programming on the part of the reader. Features: {u2022} Clear explanations of formal notation and jargon {u2022} Extensive use of examples to illustrate algorithms and proofs {u2022} Pictorial representations of key concepts {u2022} Chapter-opening overviews providing an introduction and guidance to each topic {u2022} An introductory chapter supplies the reader with a solid overview {u2022} End-of-chapter exercises and solutions This reader-friendly textbook has been written with undergraduates in mind and will be suitable for use on courses covering formal languages, computability, automata theory and computational linguistics. It will also make an excellent supplementary text for courses on algorithm complexity and compilers
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parkes, Alan
Dewey number
511.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QA267.3
LC item number
.P36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Undergraduate topics in computer science,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Formal languages
  • Machine theory
  • Informatique
  • Formal languages
  • Machine theory
Label
A concise introduction to languages and machines, Alan P. Parkes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-321) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Languages and Machines -- Elements of Formal Languages -- Syntax, Semantics and Ambiguity -- Regular Languages and Finite State Recognisers -- Context Free Languages and Pushdown Recognisers -- Important Features of Regular and Context Free Languages -- Phrase Structure Languages and Turing Machines -- Machines and Computation -- Finite State Transducers -- Turing Machines as Computers -- Turing's Thesis and the Universality of the Turing Machine -- Computability, Solvability and the Halting Problem -- Dimensions of Computation
Control code
429910512
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848001213
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-84800-121-3
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)429910512
Label
A concise introduction to languages and machines, Alan P. Parkes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-321) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Languages and Machines -- Elements of Formal Languages -- Syntax, Semantics and Ambiguity -- Regular Languages and Finite State Recognisers -- Context Free Languages and Pushdown Recognisers -- Important Features of Regular and Context Free Languages -- Phrase Structure Languages and Turing Machines -- Machines and Computation -- Finite State Transducers -- Turing Machines as Computers -- Turing's Thesis and the Universality of the Turing Machine -- Computability, Solvability and the Halting Problem -- Dimensions of Computation
Control code
429910512
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848001213
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-84800-121-3
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)429910512

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