Formal Syntax and Semantics of Programming Languages
by Kenneth Slonneger, Barry L. Kurtz
Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman 1994
Number of pages: 637
The book presents the typically difficult subject of "formal methods" in an informal, easy-to-follow manner. Readers with a basic grounding in discreet mathematics will be able to understand the practical applications of these difficult concepts. A "laboratory component" is integrated throughout the text.
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by Mira Balaban - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
This course is about building computational processes. We need computational processes for computing functions. The means for performing computational processes are programs. The emphasis is on programming languages and their properties.
by Andrew M. Pitts - University of Cambridge
These notes introduce the structural, operational approach to programming language semantics. The course shows how to specify the meaning of some simple programming language constructs and to reason formally about semantic properties of programs.
by Shuly Wintner - ESSLLI
This text is a mild introduction to Formal Language Theory for students with little or no background in formal systems. The motivation is Natural Language Processing, and the presentation is geared towards NLP applications, with extensive examples.
by Robert Harper - Carnegie Mellon University
What follows is a working draft of a planned book that seeks to strike a careful balance between developing the theoretical foundations of programming languages and explaining the pragmatic issues involved in their design and implementation.