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Derivation of Deterministic Inverse Programs Based on LR Parsing

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Functional and Logic Programming (FLOPS 2004)

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We present a method for automatic program inversion of functional programs based on methods of LR parsing. We formalize the transformation and illustrate it with the inversion of a program for run-length encoding. We solve one of the main problems of automatic program inversion—the elimination of nondeterminism—by viewing an inverse program as a context-free grammar and applying to it methods of LR parsing to turn it into a recursive, deterministic inverse program. This improves the efficiency of the inverse programs and greatly expands the application range of our earlier method for program inversion.

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Glück, R., Kawabe, M. (2004). Derivation of Deterministic Inverse Programs Based on LR Parsing. In: Kameyama, Y., Stuckey, P.J. (eds) Functional and Logic Programming. FLOPS 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2998. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-24754-8_21

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