Handbook of Formal Languages

Volume 2. Linear Modeling: Background and Application

  • Grzegorz Rozenberg
  • Arto Salomaa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Cristian Calude, Juraj Hromkovič
    Pages 1-60
  3. Klaas Sikkel, Anton Nijholt
    Pages 61-100
  4. Jürgen Dassow, Gheorghe Păun, Arto Salomaa
    Pages 101-154
  5. Jürgen Dassow, Gheorghe Păun, Grzegorz Rozenberg
    Pages 155-213
  6. Solomon Marcus
    Pages 215-235
  7. Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, Gheorghe Păun, Grzegorz Rozenberg
    Pages 237-293
  8. Alberto Apostolico
    Pages 361-398
  9. Maxime Crochemore, Christophe Hancart
    Pages 399-462
  10. Marie-Pierre Béal, Dominique Perrin
    Pages 463-506
  11. Valtteri Niemi
    Pages 507-524
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 525-528

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. In the early 1970s, when the book Formal Languages by the second­ mentioned editor appeared, it was still quite feasible to write a comprehensive 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 formallanguage 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Grzegorz Rozenberg
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arto Salomaa
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Colorado at BoulderBoulderUSA
  3. 3.Turku Centre for Computer Science Data CityTurkuFinland
  4. 4.Academy of Finland and Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS)TurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08230-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07675-0
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