Languages and Compilers
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Undergraduate: Level 6
Monday 14 January 2019
Friday 22 March 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC YHG1 Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer)
Aims/ Learning Outcomes
The aim of this module is to introduce the students to formal languages and compilers.
After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of formal languages
2. Describe formal languages using BNF notation
3. Explain the link between finite state automata and regular expressions
4. Describe the syntax and semantics of basic programming language elements
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure of compilers and their main components
6. Implement key parts of a compiler for a simple language
Introduction to formal languages
-Regular and context-free grammars
-Backus-Naur Form notation (BNF)
-Finite state automata
-Introduction to compilers
-Syntax and semantics of basic programming languages elements
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Work-based-learning supported by online course material and webinars.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Assignment 1: Expression Analyser
||Assignment 2: Small Compiler
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Chris Fox, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Chris Fox
Email: email@example.com Telephone: 01206 872770
Dr Ke Chen
The University of Manchester
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
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