Monographs in Computer Science

Parsing Techniques

A Practical Guide

Authors: Grune, Dick, Jacobs, Ceriel J.H.

  • Accessible, yet comprehensive introduction to parsing techniques helps readers to quickly gain a broad understanding of subject
  • Summarizes more than 700 papers referenced in the book, saving readers countless hours
  • Many exercises include hints and partial solutions, making it ideal for self-study or classroom use
  • Extensive bibliography, as well as annotated bibliography on the website, to help interested readers to find more information
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About this book

Parsing, also referred to as syntax analysis, has been and continues to be an essential part of computer science and linguistics. Today, parsing is also applied in other disciplines; some examples are document preparation and conversion, chemical formulae typesetting, and chromosome recognition.

In addition to the traditional parsing techniques, this second edition presents new developments and discoveries: generalized deterministic parsing, linear-time substring parsing, parallel parsing, parsing as intersection, non-canonical methods, non-Chomsky systems, and many more.

Parsing techniques provide a solid basis for compiler construction and linguistics, and contribute to all existing software: they enable Web browsers to analyze HTML pages and PostScript printers to analyze PostScript, and some of the more advanced techniques are used in code generation in compilers and in data compression. Also their importance as general pattern recognizers is slowly being acknowledged.

To provide readers with low-threshold access to the full field of parsing techniques, this book uses a two-tiered structure. The basic ideas behind the existing parsing techniques are explained in an intuitive and narrative style, starting from the first principles of data structures and algorithms; this provides breadth and accessibility. The hundreds of realizations and improvements of these basic ideas are explained in an extensive annotated bibliography, in a much terser, yet still informal style; this provides depth.

The reader should have an understanding of algorithmic thinking, especially recursion; however, knowledge of any particular programming language is not required.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Grammars as a Generating Device

    Grune, Dick (et al.)

    Pages 5-60

  • Non-Chomsky Grammars and Their Parsers

    Grune, Dick (et al.)

    Pages 473-519

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eBook $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1901-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parsing Techniques
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide
Authors
Series Title
Monographs in Computer Science
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-68954-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-68954-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-20248-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1901-4
Series ISSN
0172-603X
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIV, 662
Additional Information
Originally published by Ellis Horwood Ltd, Prentice Hall, UK, 1990
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