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Handbook of Formal Languages: Vols. 1 - 3 [Hardcover]

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The theory of formal languages is the oldest and most fundamental area of theoretical computer science. It has served as a basis of formal modeling from the early stages of programming languages to the recent beginnings of DNA computing. This first handbook of formal languages gives a comprehensive up-to-date coverage of all important aspects and subareas of the field. Best specialists of various subareas, altogether 50 in number, are among the authors. The maturity of the field makes it possible to include a historical perspective in many presentations. The individual chapters can be studied independently, both as a text and as a source of reference. The Handbook is an invaluable aid for advanced students and specialists in theoretical computer science and related areas in mathematics, linguistics, and biology.

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Pages   2051
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.8" Width: 6.6" Height: 3.4"
Weight:   7.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 12, 2004
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540614869  
ISBN13  9783540614869  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Junghei Chen received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from NYU, under the supervision of Ned Seeman. He has since worked at Berkeley and is now Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. He has edited a Springer book: LNCS 2943, Int. Workshop on DNA Based Computers, DNA 9 (2003). He has authored dozens of papers in key journals areas of chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computing and nanoscience

Natascha Jonoska received her Ph.D. in Mathematical Science from SUNY Binghamton and is currently Associate Professor in the Mathematics Dept. at the University of South Florida. She has coedited a number of Springer books: LNCS 2723, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conf., GECCO 2003; LNCS 2950, Aspects of Molecular Computing, Essays Dedicated to Tom Head on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday (2004). Natasha has also contributed chapters in various Natural Computing books, and many journal and LNCS articles. Her journal publications cover her interests in both theoretical computer science and natural computing.

Grzegorz Rozenberg is the editor of the Springer Natural Computing series; is one of the series editors of the Springer EATCS Texts in Theoretical Computer Science series; was until this year the editor of the Springer journal Natural Computing; is the editor of the Elsevier Theoretical Computer Science journal Track C (Natural Computing). He has also edited or authored dozens of Springer books over the last 30 years. He has authored hundreds of publications in theoretical computer science and natural computing, and has been involved in the organization of dozens of conferences in both communities. He has authored and editeddozens of LNCS volumes and monographs, across a range of theoretical computer science fields and also in the area of natural computing. He has also recently edited some relevant Natural Computing series and EATCS series books, such as: Modelling in Molecular Biology (2004); Computation in Living Cells (2004); DNA Computing -- New Computing Paradigms (Reprint 2005). He also coedited LNCS 2950, Aspects of Molecular Computing, Essays Dedicated to Tom Head on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday (2004).

Grzegorz Rozenberg currently resides in Leiden. Grzegorz Rozenberg has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Leiden Professor, Leiden University, The Netherlands Pro.

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Brings together three themes with interesting side trips.  Jul 26, 2004
As a Ph.D. candidate working in parsing and interested in model-theoretic syntax, I have found this book to be very useful. I have become very interested in the relation between languages, automata and logic, and how they relate to parsing and deduction. This handbook presents these things with some extra tidbits in chapters which from what I have read - I haven't read the whole book - are well-written and accessible. And the authors point out connections between each other's work.

What is especially interesting to me is the focus on languages where the chosen models are not strings, but instead trees, graphs, etc. For example, my present work is about semiring parsing, with tree automata as the operational model. I am interested in applying parsing as deduction to models which are arbitrary classes of graphs described by grammars written as formulas in some logic. Having recently bought this handbook for future reference, I was delighted to find a very accessible and useful chapter on tree automata which related to work I just started.

For my interests, the chapters on graph grammars, term rewriting and on automata, languages and logic are also enticing and I look forward to reading them as well. The other chapters aren't central to my own work, but I also look forward to reading them, for they seem interesting.

I encourage any researcher working with languages, whether they be artificial ones like XML trees, graphs representing networks or proofs, or they are natural languages, who would like to enter the new millenium to read this book as well as the other volumes of the Handbook of Formal Languages.

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