Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Regulated Grammars and Automata

RGD Acad. year 2019/2020 Winter semester

This course discusses the regulated rewriting as an important topic in theoretical computer science during last years. It concentrates on the latest concepts and results in the area of regulated grammars and automata, including their application. The students will write a report about regulated rewriting in relation to their own research.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (oral)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

60 exam, 40 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Thorough grasp of concepts and results achieved in regulated rewriting in formal language theory and its applications.

Learning objectives

Students will obtain an in-depth overview of models and results concerning regulated rewriting in modern theoretical computer science. Most importantly, they will  improve their ability to use these theoretical knowledge in their own research.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

formal languages

Study literature

Fundamental literature

  • MEDUNA Alexander and ZEMEK Petr. Regulated Grammars and Automata. New York: Springer US, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4939-0368-9
  • many very recent papers, scientific reports, and books

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Regulated Formal Models: An Introduction and Basic Ideas.
  2. Context-Based and Rule-Based Grammatical Regulation.
  3. Regulated Grammars: Transformations, Normal Forms, Erasing, Derivation Restrictions.
  4. Extension of Languages Resulting from Regulated Grammars.
  5. Grammatical Regulation Based on Algebraic Restrictions.
  6. Semi-Parallel and Totally Parallel Regulated Grammars.
  7. Regulated Grammar Systems.
  8. Multigenerative Grammar Systems.
  9. Regulated Automata: : Basic Ideas.
  10. Automata Regulated by Control Languages.
  11. Jumping Finite Automata.
  12. Deep Pushdown Automata.
  13. Application Perspectives; summary.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

Two essays about regulated rewriting.

Controlled instruction

1. Two papers during the semester:
  • 20 points each = 15 for essay + 5 for presentation.
  • The topic has to be related to the topic of the course and approved by guarantee (Prof. Meduna).
  • After the presentation, the paper can be improved and re-submit.

2. Oral exam consists of two questions, 30 points each.

Schedule

DayTypeWeeksRoomStartEndLect.grpGroupsInfo
Wedlecturelectures M103 M104 15:0017:50 1DVI
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