CS 466/666 is an introduction to formal language and automata theory. In this course we will examine methods for defining syntax of languages and recognizing patterns in strings/sentences: the syntax of languages can be defined using grammars and the patterns can be accepted by finite state machines. Along with presenting the fundamentals of these two topics, the course will develop and investigate the relationships between language definition mechanisms and pattern recognition devices. The text will be the third edition of Languages and Machines: An Introduction to the Theory o/Computer Science, by Thomas Sudkamp.
College of Engineering and Computer Science