International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation

EUROSAM 1979: Symbolic and Algebraic Computation pp 514-530 | Cite as

On the design of algebraic data structures with the approach of abstract data types

  • Giorgio Ausiello
  • Giovanni Francesco Mascari
12. Languages And Designs
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 72)


The problem of giving a formal definition of the representation of algebraic data structures is considered and developped in the frame work of the abstract data types approach. Such concepts as canonical form and simplification are formalized and related to properties of the abstract specification and of the associated term rewriting system.


Canonical Form Algebraic Structure Algebraic System Algebraic Expression Basic Term 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Ausiello
    • 1
  • Giovanni Francesco Mascari
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Automatica CSSCCA — CNRRomeItaly

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