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Handbook of Mathematical Models for Languages and Computation

HORÁČEK Petr, MEDUNA Alexander and TOMKO Martin. Handbook of Mathematical Models for Languages and Computation. Stevenage, United Kingdom: The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2020. ISBN 978-1-78561-659-4. Available from:
Czech title
Příručka matematických modelů pro jazyky a výpočet
Horáček Petr, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Meduna Alexander, prof. RNDr., CSc. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Tomko Martin, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)

Models for languages and computation

Language theory

Self-contained explanation

Easy-to-follow theoretical concepts

Complete coverage of theoretical fundamentals

Many algorithms and their implementation

Demonstration how theory and practice work together

Worked-out examples and case studies

Structural transformations

Restrictions, reductions and economy

Applications in many scientific fields, such as biology and linguistics

Relation to other scientific fields, such as algebra

Perspectives and expected future development

Exhaustive references and bibliographical notes


This handbook gives a systematized and compact summary of modern models for languages and computation together with their properties and applications. Most of these models reflect and formalize current computational methods, based on parallelism, distribution and cooperation covered in this book. As a result, it allows the user to develop, study, and improve these methods very effectively.

This textbook also represents the first systematic treatment of modern language models for computation. It covers all essential theoretical topics concerning them. From a practical viewpoint, it describes various concepts, methods, algorithms, techniques, and software units based upon these models. Based upon them, it describes several applications in biology, linguistics, and computer science.<

Advanced-level students studying computer science, mathematics, linguistics and biology will find this textbook a valuable resource. Theoreticians, practitioners and researchers working in todays theory of computation and its applications will also find this book essential as a reference.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Stevenage, United Kingdom, GB
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