Increasing visualization and interaction in the automata theory course

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Journal Article

In this paper we describe how to increase the visualization and interaction in the automata theory course through the use of the tools JFLAP and Pate. We also describe new features in these tools that allow additional visualization and interaction. New features in JFLAP include the addition of regular expressions and exploring their conversion from and to nondeterministic finite automata (NFA), and increasing the interaction in the conversion of automata to grammars. New features in Pate include the display of a parse tree while parsing unrestricted grammars, and improved interaction with parsing and the transformation of grammars.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hung, T; Rodger, SH

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 6 - 10

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0097-8418

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/331795.331800

Citation Source

  • Scopus