CISC 7224X Formal Languages and Automata Theory

37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

Theory of grammars, regular grammars, context-free and context-sensitive grammars, recognizers. Models of computation, finite state machines, pushdown automata, random access stored program machines. Introduction to notions of category theory and its influences.

Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 7221X or a course in theoretical computer science.

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