Handbook of Formal Languages

Volume 1 Word, Language, Grammar

  • Grzegorz Rozenberg
  • Arto Salomaa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Alexandru Mateescu, Arto Salomaa
    Pages 1-39
  3. Sheng Yu
    Pages 41-110
  4. Jean-Michel Autebert, Jean Berstel, Luc Boasson
    Pages 111-174
  5. Alexandru Mateescu, Arto Salomaa
    Pages 175-251
  6. Lila Kari, Grzegorz Rozenberg, Arto Salomaa
    Pages 253-328
  7. Christian Choffrut, Juhani Karhumäki
    Pages 329-438
  8. Tero Harju, Juhani Karhumäki
    Pages 439-510
  9. Helmut Jürgensen, Stavros Konstantinidis
    Pages 511-607
  10. Jean-Eric Pin
    Pages 679-746
  11. Aldo de Luca, Stefano Varricchio
    Pages 747-810
  12. Gheorghe Păun, Arto Salomaa
    Pages 811-861
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 863-873

About this book


The need for a comprehensive survey-type exposition on formal languages and related mainstream areas of computer science has been evident for some years. If! the early 1970s, when the book Formal Languages by the second­ quite feasible to write a comprehensive mentioned editor appeared, it was still book with that title and include also topics of current research interest. This would not be possible anymore. A standard-sized book on formal languages would either have to stay on a fairly low level or else be specialized and restricted to some narrow sector of the field. The setup becomes drastically different in a collection of contributions, where the best authorities in the world join forces, each of them concentrat­ ing on their own areas of specialization. The present three-volume Handbook constitutes such a unique collection. In these three volumes we present the current state of the art in formal language theory. We were most satisfied with the enthusiastic response given to our request for contributions by specialists representing various subfields. The need for a Handbook of Formal Languages was in many answers expressed in different ways: as an easily accessible his­ torical reference, a general source of information, an overall course-aid, and a compact collection of material for self-study. We are convinced that the final result will satisfy such various needs. The theory of formal languages constitutes the stem or backbone of the field of science now generally known as theoretical computer science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Grzegorz Rozenberg
    • 1
  • Arto Salomaa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Turku Centre for Computer Science Data CityTurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63863-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59136-5
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