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Grammar-based systems

Description

Practitioners face many difficulties solving problems by computer. There is a big gap between the problem statement and programming code. Several approaches have been proposed during the past years. The main idea is to define a general way, not very complex, to solve particular problems. In a previous work, we suggested to use attribute grammars as one of such approach to problem development and we call it Grammatical Approach to Problem Solving. We know that this kind of problem solving is not so common for developers and what is more, they are not so experienced. Therefore, we should provide some guidelines to help practitioners deciding if a problem is suitable for that development method.

This approach is only one of many examples using grammars as a tool for solving problems, as we have shown in another research papers.

In this work, we analyze some examples of Grammar-based Systems in order to abstract some patterns that describe those problems. Based on that, we propose a decision method to identify cases where grammar approach can be useful. We will use some real size case studies to illustrate the applicability of the decision process. Additionally, we suggest the methodology 'programming patterns', to apply grammar concepts to the elected class of problems.

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Financial Support

  • Bilateral Project supported by GRICES (Portuguese Gov.) and by Slovenian Government during 2004-2006.
  • Project No. BI-PT/04-06-008

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Previous Work

Published Papers

Technical Reports

Undergoing Work

Visits

  • 13-19 December 2004, Universidade do Minho, Braga. (Travel Report)
  • 18-23 February 2005, Univerza v Mariboru, Maribor. (Travel Report)
  • 4-8 October 2005, Univerza v Mariboru, Maribor. (Travel Report)
  • 17-21 June 2006, ITI'06 Conference, Croatia. (Travel Report)

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r41 - 18 Oct 2009 - 06:36:37 - PedroRangelHenriques
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