The Resource A Concise Introduction to Languages and Machines, by Alan P. Parkes, (electronic resource)

A Concise Introduction to Languages and Machines, by Alan P. Parkes, (electronic resource)

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A Concise Introduction to Languages and Machines
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A Concise Introduction to Languages and Machines
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by Alan P. Parkes
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  • eng
  • 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: • Clear explanations of formal notation and jargon • Extensive use of examples to illustrate algorithms and proofs • Pictorial representations of key concepts • Chapter-opening overviews providing an introduction and guidance to each topic • An introductory chapter supplies the reader with a solid overview • 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
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Parkes, Alan P
Dewey number
511.3
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Language note
English
LC call number
  • QA76.7-76.73
  • QA76.76.C65
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science,
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  • Computer science
  • Information theory
  • Computer science
  • Programming Languages, Compilers, Interpreters
  • Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages
  • Computation by Abstract Devices
  • Theory of Computation
  • Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
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A Concise Introduction to Languages and Machines, by Alan P. Parkes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
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
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
1 online resource (347 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848001213
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-84800-121-3
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remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000761318
  • (EBL)973450
  • (OCoLC)429910512
  • (SSID)ssj0000316964
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11923510
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000316964
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  • (DE-He213)978-1-84800-121-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC973450
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000761318
Label
A Concise Introduction to Languages and Machines, by Alan P. Parkes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
1 online resource (347 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848001213
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-84800-121-3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000761318
  • (EBL)973450
  • (OCoLC)429910512
  • (SSID)ssj0000316964
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11923510
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000316964
  • (PQKBWorkID)10287716
  • (PQKB)10156278
  • (DE-He213)978-1-84800-121-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC973450
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000761318

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