Title:  Formal Languages and Compilers 

Code:  IFJ 

Ac.Year:  2017/2018 

Term:  Winter 

Curriculums:  

Language of Instruction:  Czech 

Public info:  http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/IFJ/public/ 

Credits:  5 

Completion:  credit+exam (written) 

Type of instruction:  Hour/sem  Lectures  Sem. Exercises  Lab. exercises  Comp. exercises  Other 

Hours:  39  0  0  0  13 

 Examination  Tests  Exercises  Laboratories  Other 

Points:  55  20  0  0  25 



Guarantor:  Meduna Alexander, prof. RNDr., CSc., DIFS 

Lecturer:  Burgetová Ivana, Ing., Ph.D., DIFS Křivka Zbyněk, Ing., Ph.D., DIFS Meduna Alexander, prof. RNDr., CSc., DIFS 
Instructor:  Handlíř Jaroslav, Ing., DIFS Kocman Radim, Ing., DIFS Křena Bohuslav, Ing., Ph.D., DITS Křivka Zbyněk, Ing., Ph.D., DIFS Martiško Jakub, Ing., DIFS Milkovič Marek, Ing., DIFS 

Faculty:  Faculty of Information Technology BUT 

Department:  Department of Information Systems FIT BUT 

Prerequisites:  

Followups:  


Learning objectives: 

  Familiarity with formal languages and their models. Grasp of compiler construction. 
Description: 

  This course discusses formal languages and their models. Based on these models, it explains the construction of compilers. The lectures are organized as follows: (I) Basic notions: formal languages and their models, grammars, automata; compilers. (II) Regular languages and lexical analysis: regular languages and expressions, finite automata and transducers, lexical analyzer; Lex; symbol table. (III) Contextfree languages and syntax analysis: contextfree grammars, pushdown automata and transducers, deterministic topdown syntax analysis (recursive descent), the essence of deterministic bottomup syntax analysis; Yacc. (IV) Semantic analysis and code generation: semantic checks, intermediate code generation, optimization, code generation. 
Knowledge and skills required for the course: 

  Knowledge of discrete mathematics.

Learning outcomes and competences: 

  Fundamental familiarity with the theory of formal languages. Ability of a compiler construction. 
Syllabus of lectures: 


 Formal languages.
 Translation of languages and the structure of a compiler.
 Regular languages and their models: regular expressions and finite automata.
 Lexical analysis: lexical analyzer; Lex; symbol table.
 Contextfree languages and their models: contextfree grammars and pushdown automata.
 Syntax analysis: deterministic syntax analysis, FIRST and FOLLOW, LL grammars.
 Deterministic topdown syntax analysis: recursive descent.
 Deterministic bottomup syntax analysis: simple precedence analysis; Yacc.
 Semantic analysis and intermediate form generation.
 Optimization.
 Code generation.
 Chomsky hierarchy and the corresponding models.
 Remarks and summary. Preliminary discussion of the VYPe contents.

Syllabus  others, projects and individual work of students: 

 Students in teams (3 through 4 students per a team) implement a compiler/interpreter of a simple programming language (including a documentation). 
Fundamental literature: 


 Parsons, T. W.: Introduction to Compiler Construction. Freeman, New York, 1992.

Study literature: 


 copy of lectures
 Meduna, A.: Automata and Languages. London, Springer, 2000.
 Meduna, A.: Elements of Compiler Design. New York, US, Tailor & Francis, 2008.

Controlled instruction: 

  The midterm test takes place approximately in the middle of the semester without a spare or correction term (20 points). To apply theoretical knowledge, students work on a team project (25 points). Continuously, the team leader checks team's progress. Finally, there is a final exam with two correction terms (55 points). 
Progress assessment: 

  There is a midterm test for 20 points without a spare or correction term. Students solve one team project during the semester (25 points) that is handed over before given deadline. 
Exam prerequisites: 

  To be allowed to take the final written exam, the student has to obtain 20 points during the semester; out of these 20 points, at least four points has to be obtained for the programming part of the project. 
