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Grammars as a Generating Device

  • Dick Grune
  • Ceriel J. H. Jacobs
Part of the Monographs in Computer Science book series (MCS)

In computer science as in everyday parlance, a “grammar” serves to “describe” a “language”. If taken at face value, this correspondence, however, is misleading, since the computer scientist and the naive speaker mean slightly different things by the three terms. To establish our terminology and to demarcate the universe of discourse, we shall examine the above terms, starting with the last one.

Keywords

Production Rule Regular Language Transition Graph Production Tree Generate Device 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dick Grune
    • 1
  • Ceriel J. H. Jacobs
    • 1
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit1081 HVNetherlands

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