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An automata approach to some problems on context-free grammars

  • J. Esparza
  • P. Rossmanith
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1337)

Abstract

In Chapter 4 of [2], Book and Otto solve a number of word problems for monadic string-rewriting systems using an elegant automata-based technique. In this note we observe that the technique is also very interesting from a pedagogical point of view, since it provides a uniform solution to several elementary problems on context-free languages. We hope that Wilfried Brauer will consider these results for inclusion in the next edition of his textbook on automata theory [5].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Esparza
    • 1
  • P. Rossmanith
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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