CE305-6-PT-CA:
Languages and Compilers

The details
2018/19
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Spring Special
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Monday 14 January 2019
Friday 22 March 2019
15
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Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BSC YHG1 Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer)

Module description

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

Syllabus

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
-Lexical analysis
-Parsing
-Static analysis
-Code Generation

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

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Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Work-based-learning supported by online course material and webinars.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Assignment 1: Expression Analyser    37.50% 
Coursework   Assignment 2: Small Compiler    62.50% 
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
0% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Chris Fox, email: foxcj@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Chris Fox
Email: csee-schooloffice@essex.ac.uk Telephone: 01206 872770

 

Availability
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External examiner

Dr Ke Chen
The University of Manchester
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

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