IB102 Automata and Grammars

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Jan Strejček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Pavel Čadek, DiS. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Adam Fiedler (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Miriama Jánošová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jakub Lédl (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Juraj Major (seminar tutor)
doc. RNDr. Vojtěch Řehák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Bc. Kateřina Sloupová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tatiana Zbončáková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Cvinčeková (assistant)
RNDr. David Klaška (assistant)
Mgr. Anna Řechtáčková (assistant)
Mgr. Tereza Šťastná (assistant)
RNDr. Vladimír Štill, Ph.D. (assistant)
RNDr. Bc. Dominik Velan, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Martina Vitovská (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jan Strejček, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science – Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jan Strejček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Science – Faculty of Informatics
Mon 10:00–11:50 D3, Mon 10:00–11:50 D1, except Mon 16. 12. ; and Mon 16. 12. 10:00–11:50 D3
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
IB102/01: Wed 8:00–9:50 B204, P. Čadek
IB102/02: Thu 10:00–11:50 A320, A. Fiedler
IB102/03: Thu 16:00–17:50 C416, J. Lédl
IB102/04: Wed 16:00–17:50 A319, J. Major
IB102/05: Thu 12:00–13:50 A319, V. Řehák
IB102/06: Tue 8:00–9:50 B410, M. Jánošová
IB102/07: Mon 16:00–17:50 C525, K. Sloupová
IB102/08: Tue 10:00–11:50 A217, J. Strejček
IB102/09: Wed 12:00–13:50 C525, T. Zbončáková
IB102/10: Thu 8:00–9:50 A319, T. Zbončáková
IB102/11: Mon 12:00–13:50 B410, P. Čadek
IB102/12: Tue 18:00–19:50 A319, M. Jánošová
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( IB000 Math. Foundations of CS || PřF:M1125 Fundamentals of Mathematics )&&! IB005 Formal languages and Automata
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to: explain the basics of theory of formal languages and automata; apply this theory in common practice;
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to: explain the basics of theory of formal languages and automata; apply this theory in common practice;
  • Motivation: finite reprezentation of infinite languages.
  • Finite automata and regular grammars: Pumping lemma, Myhill-Nerode theorem, minimization of finite automata, nondeterministic finite automata.
  • Properties of regular languages: closure properties, regular expressions, Kleene theorem.
  • Context-free grammars and languages: transformation of context-free grammars, selected normal forms, Pumping lemma, closure properties.
  • Pushdown automata and their relation to context-free grammars: top-down and bottom-up nondeterministic syntax analysis.
  • Deterministic pushdown automata.
  • Turing machines, recursive and recursively enumerable languages.
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  • SIPSER, Michael. Introduction to the theory of computation. Boston: PWS Publishing Company. xv, 396 s. ISBN 0-534-94728-X. 1997. info
  • MOLNÁR, Ľudovít and Bořivoj MELICHAR. Gramatiky a jazyky. Edited by Milan Češka. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Alfa, vydavateľstvo technickej a ekonomickej literatúry. 188 s. 1987. info
  • HOPCROFT, John E. and Jeffrey D. ULLMAN. Introduction to automata theory, languages, and computation. Reading: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. 418 s., ob. ISBN 0-201-02988-X. 1979. info
  • KOZEN, Dexter C. Automata and computability. New York: Springer. xiii, 400. ISBN 0387949070. 1997. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and class exercises
Assessment methods
Optional homework exercises. Written midterm test and written final test. Results of the midterm test are included in the overall evaluation. Tests are written without any reading materials.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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