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A Transformational Derivation of a Parsing Algorithm in a High-Level Language

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1 Author(s)
E. Deak ; Bell Laboratories

This paper presents a detailed algorithm derivation scenario, using correctness preserving source-to-source transfonnations. The algorithm derived is the Cocke-Younger nodal spans parsing algorithm. We describe a high-level SETL-like specification language, and give a partial correctness formalism and a set of transformation rules which enable the combination of algorithms whose partial correctness has already been established.

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:SE-7 ,  Issue: 1 )