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A name given to certain types of calculi (cf. Calculus) used in mathematical linguistics to describe the structure of natural (and some artificial, particularly programming) languages. See Grammar, generative; Grammar, dominating; Grammar, categorial; Grammar, transformational.


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Cf. also Formal languages and automata.

References

[a1] J.E. Hopcroft, J.D. Ulman, "Introduction to automata theory, languages and computation" , Addison-Wesley (1979)
How to Cite This Entry:
Grammar, formal. A.V. Gladkii (originator), Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Grammar,_formal&oldid=16820
This text originally appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098