Semantics With Applications: A Formal Introduction
by Hanne Riis Nielson, Flemming Nielson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons 1992
Number of pages: 250
The book covers the foundations of structural operational semantics (where computations consist of many small steps) and natural semantics (where computations consist of one big step). It shows how to describe the semantics of declarative as well as imperative language constructs and will also touch upon non-sequential constructs. It also presents proof principles for operational semantics and investigate the relationship between the two approaches to operational semantics. Problems from areas such as compiler construction, software validation, and program verication will be used to demonstrate the practical utility of semantics.
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by David Schmidt - Kansas State University
Denotational semantics is a methodology for giving mathematical meaning to programming languages and systems. This book was written to make denotational semantics accessible to a wider audience and to update existing texts in the area.
by J. M. Spivey - Prentice Hall
The standard Z notation for specifying and designing software has evolved over the best part of a decade. This an informal but rigorous reference manual is written with the everyday needs of readers and writers of Z specifications in mind.
by Peter Selinger - Dalhousie University
Topics covered in these notes include the untyped lambda calculus, the Church-Rosser theorem, combinatory algebras, the simply-typed lambda calculus, the Curry-Howard isomorphism, weak and strong normalization, type inference, etc.
by William R. Cook - UT Austin
This document is a series of notes about programming languages, originally written for students of the undergraduate programming languages course at UT. It assumes knowledge of programming, and in particular assume basic knowledge of Haskell.