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SEG 2106 Software Construction Instructor: Hussein Al Osman the course Material is Based on the course constructed by Profs: Gregor v. Bochmann (https://www.site.uottawa.ca/~bochmann/) Jiying Zhao (http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~jyzhao/)

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**Course Sections Section 0: Introduction**

Section 1: Software development processes + Domain Analysis Section 2: Requirements + Behavioral Modeling (Activity Diagrams) Section 3: More Behavioral Modeling (State Machines) Section 4: More Behavioral Modeling (Case Study) Section 5: Petri Nets Section 6: Introduction to Compilers Section 7: Lexical Analysis Section 8: Finite State Automata Section 9: Practical Regular Expressions Section 10: Introduction to Syntax Analysis Section 11: LL(1) Parser Section 12: More on LL Parsing (Error Recovery and non LL(1) Parsers) Section 13: LR Parsing Section 14: Introduction to Concurrency Section 15: More on Concurrency Section 16: Java Concurrency Section 17: Process Scheduling Section 18: Web Services

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Section 0 Syllabus

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Welcome to SEG2106

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Course Information Instructor: Hussein Al Osman Office: SITE4043 Office Hours: TBD Web Site: Virtual Campus (https://maestro.uottawa.ca) Lectures: Wednesday 13: :30 STE C0136 Friday MRT 211 Labs: Monday 17: :30 STE 2052 Tuesday 19: :00 STE 0131

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Evaluation Scheme Assignments (4) 25% Labs (7) 15% Midterm Exam 20% Final Exam 40% Late assignments are accepted for a maximum of 24 hours and they will receive a 30% penalty.

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**Labs Seven labs in total Three formal labs (with a report)**

Worth between 3 to 4% The other labs are informal (without a report) 1% for each one You show you work to the TA at the end of the session

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Informal Labs Your mark will be proportional to the number of task successfully completed: All the tasks are completed: 1% More than half completed: 0.75% Almost half is completed: 0.5% You have tried at least (given that you attended the whole session): 0.25%

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**Major Course Topics Chapter 1: Introduction and Behavioral Modeling**

Introduction to software development processes Waterfall model Iterative (or incremental) model Agile model Behavioral modeling UML Use case models (seen previously) UML Sequence diagrams (seen previously) UML activity diagrams (very useful to model concurrent behavior) UML state machines (model the behavior of a single object) Petri Nets SDL

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Major Course Topics Chapter 2: Compilers, formal languages and grammars Lexical analysis (convert a sequence of characters into a sequence of tokens) Formal languages Regular expressions (method to describe strings) Deterministic and Non-deterministic Finite Automata Syntax analysis Context-free grammar (describes the syntax of a programming language) Syntactic analysis Syntax trees

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**Major Course Topics Chapter 3: Concurrency**

Logical and physical concurrency Process scheduling Mutual exclusion for access to shared resources Concurrency and Java programing Design patterns and performance considerations

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Major Course Topics Chapter 4: Cool topics! We will vote on one or more of these topics to cover (given that we have completed the above described material, with some time to spare) Mobile programing (mostly Android) Web services J2EE major components Spring framework Agile programing (especially SCRUM) Other suggestions…

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**Class Policies Late Assignments**

Late assignments are accepted for a maximum of 24 hours and they will receive a 30% penalty.

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**Class Policies Plagiarism**

Plagiarism is a serious academic offence that will not be tolerated. Note that the person providing solutions to be copied is also committing an offence as they are an active participant in the plagiarism. The person copying and the person copied from will be reprimanded equally according to the regulations set by the University of Ottawa. Please refer to this link for more information:

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**Class Policies Attendance**

Class attendance is mandatory. As per academic regulations, students who do not attend 80% of the class will not be allowed to write the final examinations. All components of the course (i.e laboratory reports, assignments, etc.) must be fulfilled otherwise students may receive an INC as a final mark (equivalent to an F). Absence from a laboratory session or an examination because of illness will be excused only if you provide a certificate from Health Services (100 Marie Curie, 3rd Floor) within the week following your absence.

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**Software development process and Domain Analysis**

Section 1 Software development process and Domain Analysis

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Lecture Topics This lecture will briefly touch on the following topics: Software Development Process Domain Analysis

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**Software Development Process**

Topic 1 Software Development Process

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**Life cycle The life cycle of a software product**

from inception of an idea for a product through domain analysis requirements gathering architecture design and specification coding and testing delivery and deployment maintenance and evolution retirement

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**Models are needed Symptoms of inadequacy: the software crisis**

scheduled time and cost exceeded user expectations not met poor quality The size and economic value of software applications required appropriate "process models"

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Process as a "black box"

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Problems The assumption is that requirements can be fully understood prior to development Unfortunately the assumption almost never holds Interaction with the customer occurs only at the beginning (requirements) and end (after delivery)

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Process as a "white box"

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**Advantages Reduce risks by improving visibility**

Allow project changes as the project progresses based on feedback from the customer

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**The main activities They must be performed independently of the model**

The model simply affects the flow among activities

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Waterfall models Invented in the late 1950s for large air defense systems, popularized in the 1970s They organize activities in a sequential flow Standardize the outputs of the various activities (deliverables) Exist in many variants, all sharing sequential flow style

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**A Waterfall models Domain analysis and feasibility study Requirements**

Design Coding and module testing Integration and system testing Delivery, deployment, and maintenance

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Waterfall Strengths Easy to understand, easy to use Provides structure to inexperienced staff Milestones are well understood Sets requirements stability

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Waterfall Weaknesses All requirements must be known upfront Deliverables created for each phase are considered frozen – inhibits flexibility Can give a false impression of progress Does not reflect problem-solving nature of software development – iterations of phases Integration is one big bang at the end Little opportunity for customer to preview the system (until it may be too late)

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**When to use waterfall Requirements are very well known**

Product definition is stable Technology is very well understood New version of an existing product (maybe!) Porting an existing product to a new platform High risk for new systems because of specification and design problems. Low risk for well-understood developments using familiar technology.

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**Waterfall – With Feedback**

Domain analysis and feasibility study Requirements Design Coding and module testing Integration and system testing Delivery, deployment, and maintenance

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**Iterative Development Process**

Also referred to as incremental development process Develop system through repeated cycle (iterations) Each cycle is responsible for the development of a small portion of the solution (slice of functionality) Contrast with waterfall: Water fall is a special iterative process with only one cycle

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**Iterative Development Process**

Domain Analysis and Initial Planning Requirements Update Architecture and Design Cycle Iteration Planning Implementation Evaluation (involving end user) Testing Deployment

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Agile Methods Dissatisfaction with the overheads involved in software design methods of the 1980s and 1990s led to the creation of agile methods. These methods: Focus on the code rather than the design Are based on an iterative approach to software development Are intended to deliver working software quickly and evolve this quickly to meet changing requirements The aim of agile methods is to reduce overheads in the software process (e.g. by limiting documentation) and to be able to respond quickly to changing requirements without excessive rework.

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Agile Manifesto We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

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**The principles of agile methods**

Description Customer involvement Customers should be closely involved throughout the development process. Their role is to provide and prioritize new system requirements and to evaluate the iterations of the system. Incremental delivery The software is developed in increments with the customer specifying the requirements to be included in each increment. People not process The skills of the development team should be recognized and exploited. Team members should be left to develop their own ways of working without prescriptive processes. Embrace change Expect the system requirements to change and so design the system to accommodate these changes. Maintain simplicity Focus on simplicity in both the software being developed and in the development process. Wherever possible, actively work to eliminate complexity from the system.

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SCRUM Process

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**Problems with agile methods**

It can be difficult to keep the interest of customers who are involved in the process Team members may be unsuited to the intense involvement that characterizes agile methods Prioritizing changes can be difficult where there are multiple stakeholders Minimizing documentation: almost nothing is captured, the code is the only authority

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Topic 2 Domain Analysis

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Domain Modeling The aim of domain analysis is to understand the problem domain independently of the particular system we intend to develop. We do not try to draw the borderline between the system and the environment. We focus on the concepts and the terminology of the application domain with a wider scope than the future system.

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**Activities and Results of Domain Analysis**

A dictionary of terms defining the common terminology and concepts of the problem domain; Description of the problem domain from a conceptual modeling viewpoint We normally use UML class diagrams (with as little detail as possible) Remember, we are not designing, but just establishing the relationship between entities Briefly describe the main interactions between the user and the system

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**Example – Problem Definition**

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**Example – Problem Definition**

We want to design the software for a simple Point of Sale Terminal that operates as follows: Displays that amount of money to pay for the goods to be purchased Asks the user to insert a financial card (debit or credit) If the user inserts a debit card, he or she is asked to choose the account type Asks the user to enter a pin number Verifies the pin number against the one stored on the chip Contacts the bank associated with the card in order to perform the transaction

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**Example – Dictionary of Terms (1)**

Point of Sale Terminal: machine that allows a retail transaction to be completed using a financial card Credit card: payment card issued to users as a system of payment. It allows the cardholder to pay for goods and services based on the holder's promise to pay for them Debit card: plastic payment card that provides the cardholder electronic access to his or her bank account

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**Example – Dictionary of Terms (2)**

Bank: financial institution that issues financial cards and where the user has at least one account into which he or she can withdraw or deposit money Bank Account: is a financial account between a user and a financial institution… User: client of that possesses a debit card and benefits from the use of a point of sale terminal Pin number: personal identification number (PIN, pronounced "pin"; often erroneously PIN number) is a secret numeric password shared between a user and a system that can be used to authenticate the user to the system

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**Example – Problem Domain**

PinNumber 1 User FinancialCard * * 1..2 BankAccount * DebitCard CreditCard 1 PosTerminal 1..* Bank

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**Example – Main Interactions**

Inputs to POS Terminal: Insertion of Financial Card, Pin Number, Specify Account, Confirm purchase… Outputs from POS Terminal: Error Message (regarding pin or funds), Confirmation of Purchase,

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**Requirements Behavioral Modeling**

Section 2 Requirements Behavioral Modeling

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**Topics Review of some notions regarding requirements**

Client requirements Functional requirements Non-functional requirements Introduction to Behavioral Modeling Activity Diagrams

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Topic 1 Requirements

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**Requirements We will describe three types of requirements:**

Customer requirements (a.k.a informal or business requirements) Functional requirements Non-functional requirements

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**Customer Requirements**

We have completed the domain analysis, we are ready to get our hands dirty We need to figure out exactly what the customer wants: Customer Requirements This is where the expectations of the customer are captured Composed typically of high level, non-technical statements Example Requirement 1: “We need to develop an online customer portal” Requirement 2: “The portal must list all our products” …

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**Functional Requirements**

Capture the intended behavior of the system May be expressed as services, tasks or functions the system performs Use cases have quickly become a widespread practice for capturing functional requirements This is especially true in the object-oriented community where they originated Their applicability is not limited to object-oriented systems

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Use Cases A use case defines a goal-oriented set of interactions between external actors and the system under consideration Actors are parties outside the system that interact with the system An actor may be a class of users or other systems A use case is initiated by a user with a particular goal in mind, and completes successfully when that goal is satisfied It describes the sequence of interactions between actors and the system necessary to deliver the service that satisfies the goal

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Use Case Diagrams

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Use Case Diagrams Include relationship: use case fragment that is duplicated in multiple use cases Extend relationship: use case conditionally adds steps to another first class use case Example:

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**Use Case – ATM Example Actors: ATM Customer ATM Operator Use Cases:**

The customer can withdraw funds from a checking or savings account query the balance of the account transfer funds from one account to another The ATM operator can Shut down the ATM Replenish the ATM cash dispenser Start the ATM

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Use Case – ATM Example It can be seen that the first part of each use case - namely, reading the ATM card and validating the customer's PIN - is common to all three use cases. This common part of the three use cases is factored out as an inclusion use case called Validate PIN.

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**Use Case – ATM Example Validate PIN is an Inclusion Use Case**

It cannot be executed on its own Must be executed as part of a Concrete Use Case On the other hand, a Concrete Use Case can be executed Inclusion use cases always reflect functionality that is common to more than one use case. When this common functionality is separated into an inclusion use case, the inclusion use case can be reused by several base (executable) use cases. Inclusion use cases can often be developed only after an initial iteration in which several use cases have been developed. Only then can repeated sequences of interactions be observed that form the basis for the inclusion use cases.

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**Use Case – Validate PIN (1)**

Use case name: Validate PIN Summary: System validates customer PIN Actor: ATM Customer Precondition: ATM is idle, displaying a Welcome message.

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**Use Case – Validate PIN (2)**

Main sequence: Customer inserts the ATM card into the card reader. If system recognizes the card, it reads the card number. System prompts customer for PIN. Customer enters PIN. System checks the card's expiration date and whether the card has been reported as lost or stolen. If card is valid, system then checks whether the user-entered PIN matches the card PIN maintained by the system. If PIN numbers match, system checks what accounts are accessible with the ATM card. System displays customer accounts and prompts customer for transaction type: withdrawal, query, or transfer.

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**Use Case – Validate PIN (3)**

Alternative sequences: Step 2: If the system does not recognize the card, the system ejects the card. Step 5: If the system determines that the card date has expired, the system confiscates the card. Step 5: If the system determines that the card has been reported lost or stolen, the system confiscates the card. Step 7: If the customer-entered PIN does not match the PIN number for this card, the system re-prompts for the PIN. Step 7: If the customer enters the incorrect PIN three times, the system confiscates the card. Steps 4-8: If the customer enters Cancel, the system cancels the transaction and ejects the card. Postcondition: Customer PIN has been validated.

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**Use Case – Withdraw Funds (1)**

Use case name: Withdraw Funds Summary: Customer withdraws a specific amount of funds from a valid bank account. Actor: ATM Customer Dependency: Include Validate PIN use case. Precondition: ATM is idle, displaying a Welcome message.

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**Use Case – Withdraw Funds (2)**

Main sequence: Include Validate PIN use case. Customer selects Withdrawal, enters the amount, and selects the account number. System checks whether customer has enough funds in the account and whether the daily limit will not be exceeded. If all checks are successful, system authorizes dispensing of cash. System dispenses the cash amount. System prints a receipt showing transaction number, transaction type, amount withdrawn, and account balance. System ejects card. System displays Welcome message.

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**Use Case – Withdraw Funds (3)**

Alternative sequences: Step 3: If the system determines that the account number is invalid, then it displays an error message and ejects the card. Step 3: If the system determines that there are insufficient funds in the customer's account, then it displays an apology and ejects the card. Step 3: If the system determines that the maximum allowable daily withdrawal amount has been exceeded, it displays an apology and ejects the card. Step 5: If the ATM is out of funds, the system displays an apology, ejects the card, and shuts down the ATM. Postcondition: Customer funds have been withdrawn.

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**Non-Functional Requirements**

Functional requirements define what a system is supposed to do Non-functional requirements define how a system is supposed to be Usually describe system attributes such as security, reliability, maintainability, scalability, usability…

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**Non-Functional Requirements**

Non-Functional requirements can be specified in a separate section of the use case description In the previous example, for the Validate PIN use case, there could be a security requirement that the card number and PIN must be encrypted Non-Functional requirements can be specified for a group of use cases or the whole system Security requirement: System shall encrypt ATM card number and PIN. Performance requirement: System shall respond to actor inputs within 5 seconds.

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Topic 2 Behavioral Modeling

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Software Modeling UML defines thirteen basic diagram types, divided into two general sets: Structural Modeling Behavioral Modeling Structural Models define the static architecture of a model They are used to model the “things” that make up a model – the classes, objects, interfaces and physical components In addition they are used to model the relationships and dependencies between elements

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Behavioral Modeling Behavior Models capture the dynamic behavior of a system as it executes over time They provide a view of a system in which control and sequencing are considered Either within an object (by means of a finite state machine) or between objects (by analysis of object interactions).

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UML Activity Diagrams In UML an activity diagram is used to display the sequence of actions They show the workflow from start to finish Detail the many decision paths that exist in the progression of events contained in the activity Very useful when parallel processing may occur in the execution of some activities

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UML Activity Diagrams An example of an activity diagram is shown below (We will come back to that diagram)

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Activity An activity is the specification of a parameterized sequence of behavior Shown as a round-cornered rectangle enclosing all the actions and control flows

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**Actions and Constrains**

An action represents a single step within an activity Constraints can be attached to actions

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**Control Flow Shows the flow of control from one action to the next**

Its notation is a line with an arrowhead. Initial Node Final Node, two types: Activity Final Node Flow Final Node

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Objects Flow An object flow is a path along which objects or data can pass An object is shown as a rectangle A short hand for the above notation

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**Decision and Merge Nodes**

Decision nodes and merge nodes have the same notation: a diamond shape The control flows coming away from a decision node will have guard conditions

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Fork and Join Nodes Forks and joins have the same notation: either a horizontal or vertical bar They indicate the start and end of concurrent threads of control Join synchronizes two inflows and produces a single outflow The outflow from a join cannot execute until all inflows have been received

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**Partition Shown as horizontal or vertical swim lane**

Represents a group of actions that have some common characteristic

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UML Activity Diagrams Coming back to our initial example

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**Issue Handling in Software Projects**

Courtesy of uml-diagrams.org

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**More on Activity Diagrams**

Interruptible Activity Regions Expansion Regions Exception Handlers

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**Interruptible Activity Region**

Surrounds a group of actions that can be interrupted Example below: “Process Order” action will execute until completion, when it will pass control to the “Close Order” action, unless a “Cancel Request” interrupt is received, which will pass control to the “Cancel Order” action.

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Expansion Region An expansion region is an activity region that executes multiple times to consume all elements of an input collection Example of books checkout at a library modeled using an expansion region: Checkout Books Find Books to Borrow Checkout Book Show Due Date Place Books in Bags

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**Extract Audio from Frame**

Expansion Region Another example: Encoding Video Encode Video Capture Video Extract Audio from Frame Encode Video Frame Save Encoded Video Attach Audio to Frame

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Exception Handlers An exception handler is an element that specifies what to execute in case the specified exception occurs during the execution of the protected node In Java “Try block” corresponds to “Protected Node” “Catch block” corresponds to the “Handler Body Node”

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Section 3 Behavioral Modeling

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Topics We will continue with the subject of Behavioral Modeling Introduce the various components of UML state machines

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**Activity Diagrams vs State Machines**

In Activity Diagrams Vertices represent Actions Edges (arrows) represent transition that occurs at the completion of one action and before the start of another one (control flow) Vertex representing an Action Arrow implying transition from one action to another

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**Activity Diagrams vs State Machines**

In State Machines Vertices represent states of a process Edges (arrows) represent occurrences of events Vertex representing a State Arrow representing an event

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**UML State Machines Used to model the dynamic behaviour of a process**

Can be used to model a high level behaviour of an entire system Can be used to model the detailed behaviour of a single object All other possible levels of detail in between these extremes is also possible

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**UML State Machine Example**

Example of a garage door state machine (We will come back to this example later)

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**States Symbol for a state**

A system in a state will remain in it until the occurrence of an event that will cause it to transition to another one Being in a state means that a system will behave in a predetermined way in response to a given event Symbols for the initial and final states

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States Numerous types of events can cause the system to transition from one state to another In every state, the system behaves in a different matter Names for states are usually chosen as: Adjectives: open, closed, ready… Present continuous verbs: opening, closing, waiting…

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Transitions Transitions are represented with arrows

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Transitions Transitions represent a change in a state in response to an event Theoretically, it is supposed to occur in a instantaneous manner (it does not take time to execute) A transition can have” Trigger: causes the transition; can be an event of simply the passage of time Guard: a condition that must evaluate to true for the transition to occur Effect: an action that will be invoked directly on the system of the object being modeled (if we are modeling an object, the effect would correspond to a specific method)

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**State Actions An effect can also be associated with a state**

If a destination state is associated with numerous incident transitions (transitions arriving a that state), and every transition defines the same effect: The effect can therefore be associated with the state instead of the transitions (avoid duplications) This can be achieved using an “On Entry” effect (we can have multiple entry effects) We can also add one or more “On Exit” effect

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**Self Transition State can also have self transitions**

These self transition are more useful when they have an effect associated with them Timer events are usually popular with self transitions Below is a typical example:

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**Coming back to Our Initial Example**

Example of a garage door state machine

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Decisions Just like activity diagrams, we can use decisions nodes (although we usually call them decision pseudo-states) Decision pseudo-states are represented with a diamond We always have one input transition and multiple outputs The branch of execution is decided by the guards associated with the transitions coming out of the decision pseudo-state

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Decisions

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Compound States A state machine can include several sub-machines Below is an example of a sub-machine included in the compound state “Connected” Connected Waiting disconnect Disconnected receiveByte byteProcessed connect ProcessingByte closeSession

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**Compound States Example**

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**Compound States Example**

Same example, with an alternative notation The link symbol in the “Check Pin” state indicates that the details of the sub-machine associated with “Check Pin” are specified in an another state machine

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**Alternative Entry Points**

Sometimes, in a sub-machine, we do not want to start the execution from the initial state We want to start the execution from a “name alternative entry point” PerformActivity

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**Alternative Entry Points**

Here’s the same system, from a higher level Transition from the “No Already Initialized” state leads to the standard initial state in the sub-machine Transition from the “Already Initialized” state is connected to the named alternative entry point “Skip Initializing”

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**Alternative Exit Points**

It is also possible to have alternative exit points for a compound state Transition from “Processing Instructions” state takes the regular exit Transition from the “Reading Instructions” state takes an "alternative named exit point

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**Use Case – Validate PIN (1)**

Use case name: Validate PIN Summary: System validates customer PIN Actor: ATM Customer Precondition: ATM is idle, displaying a Welcome message.

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**Use Case – Validate PIN (2)**

Main sequence: Customer inserts the ATM card into the card reader. If system recognizes the card, it reads the card number. System prompts customer for PIN. Customer enters PIN. System checks the card's expiration date and whether the card has been reported as lost or stolen. If card is valid, system then checks whether the user-entered PIN matches the card PIN maintained by the system. If PIN numbers match, system checks what accounts are accessible with the ATM card. System displays customer accounts and prompts customer for transaction type: withdrawal, query, or transfer.

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**Use Case – Validate PIN (3)**

Alternative sequences: Step 2: If the system does not recognize the card, the system ejects the card. Step 5: If the system determines that the card date has expired, the system confiscates the card. Step 5: If the system determines that the card has been reported lost or stolen, the system confiscates the card. Step 7: If the customer-entered PIN does not match the PIN number for this card, the system re-prompts for the PIN. Step 7: If the customer enters the incorrect PIN three times, the system confiscates the card. Steps 4-8: If the customer enters Cancel, the system cancels the transaction and ejects the card. Postcondition: Customer PIN has been validated.

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ATM Machine Example Validate PIN:

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ATM Machine Example Funds withdrawal:

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Section 4 Behavioral Modeling

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Topics We will continue to talk about UML State Machine We will go through a complete example of a simple software construction case study with emphasis on UML State Machines End this section with some final words of wisdom!

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**Last Lecture We have talked about UML State Machines**

States and transitions State effects Self Transition Decision pseudo-states Compound states Alternative entry and exit points Today, we will tackle more advanced UML State Machines Concepts

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History States A state machine describes the dynamic aspects of a process whose current behavior depends on its past A state machine in effect specifies the legal ordering of states a process may go through during its lifetime When a transition enters a compound state, the action of the nested state machine starts over again at its initial state Unless an alternative entry point is specified There are times you'd like to model a process so that it remembers the last substate that was active prior to leaving the compound state

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**History States Simple washing machine state diagram:**

Power Cut event: transition to the “Power Off” state Restore Power event: transition to the active state before the power was cut off to proceed in the cycle

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Concurrent Regions Sequential sub state machines are the most common kind of sub machines In certain modeling situations, concurrent sub machines might be needed (two or more sub state machines executing in parallel) Brakes example:

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Concurrent Regions Example of modeling system maintenance using concurrent regions Maintenance Testing testingCompleted Testing devices Self diagnosing shutDown diagnosisCompleted Idle maintain Commanding commandProcessed [continue] Waiting Processing Command commandProcessed [not continue] command

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Orthogonal Regions Concurrent Regions are also called Orthogonal Regions These regions allow us to model a relationship of “And” between states (as opposed to the default “or” relationship) This means that in a sub state machine, the system can be in several states simultaneously Let us analyse this phenomenon using an example of computer keyboard state machine

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Keyboard Example (1) Keyboard example without Orthogonal Regions

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Keyboard Example (2) Keyboard example with Orthogonal Regions

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**Garage Door – Case Study**

Background Company DOORS inc. manufactures garage door components Nonetheless, they have been struggling with the embedded software running on their automated garage opener Motor Unit that they developed in house This is causing them to loose business They decided to scrap the existing software and hire a professional software company to deliver “bug free” software

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**Client Requirements Client (informal) requirements:**

Requirement 1: When the garage door is closed, it must open whenever the user presses on the button of the wall mounted door control or the remote control Requirement 2: When the garage door is open, it must close whenever the user presses on the button of the wall mounted door control or the remote control Requirement 3: The garage door should not close on an obstacle Requirement 4: There should be a way to leave the garage door half open Requirement 5: System should run a self diagnosis test before performing any command (open or close) to make sure all components are functional

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**Wall Mounted Controller**

Client Requirements Motor Unit (includes a microcontroller where the software will be running) Wall Mounted Controller (a remote controller is also supported) Sensor Unit(s) (detects obstacles, when the door is fully open and when it is fully closed)

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**Use Case Diagram Use Case Diagram Garage Door System Open Door**

include Run Diagnosis Close Door Garage Door User include

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**Run Diagnosis Use Case Use Case Name: Run Diagnosis**

Summary: The system runs a self diagnosis procedure Actor: Garage door user Pre-Condition: User has pressed the remote or wall mounted control button Sequence: Check if the sensor is operating correctly Check if the motor unit is operating correctly If all checks are successful, system authorizes the command to be executed Alternative Sequence: Step 3: One of the checks fails and therefore the system does not authorize the execution of the command Postcondition: Self diagnosis ensured that the system is operational

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**Open Door Use Case Use Case Name: Open Door**

Summary: Open the garage the door Actor: Garage door user Dependency: Include Run Diagnosis use case Pre-Condition: Garage door system is operational and ready to take a command Sequence: User presses the remote or wall mounted control button Include Run Diagnosis use case If the door is currently closing or is already closed, system opens the door Alternative Sequence: Step 3: If the door is open, system closes door Step 3: If the door is currently opening, system stops the door (leaving it half open) Postcondition: Garage door is open

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**Close Door Use Case Use Case Name: Close Door**

Summary: Close the garage the door Actor: Garage door user Dependency: Include Run Diagnosis use case Pre-Condition: Garage door system is operational and ready to take a command Sequence: User presses the remote or wall mounted control button Include Run Diagnosis use case If the door is currently open, system closes the door Alternative Sequence: Step 3: If the door is currently closing or is already closed, system opens the door Step 3: If the door is currently opening, system stops the door (leaving it half open) Postcondition: Garage door is closed

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**High Level Behavioral Modeling**

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**High Level Structural Model**

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**Refined Structural Model**

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**Refine Behavioral Model – Motor Unit**

Running Open buttonPressed() [isFunctioning()] Timer (180 s) [! isFunctioning()] Closing doorOpen() buttonPressed(), [! isFunctioning()] buttonPressed(), obstacleDetected() [isFunctioning()] doorClosed() WaitingForRepair Closed Timer (180 s) [isFunctioning()] buttonPressed() [isFunctioning()] Opening buttonPressed() buttonPressed() HalfOpen

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**Refine Behavioral Model – Sensor Unit**

CheckingForObstacles SendingObstacleEvent [isObstacleDetected()] [!isObstacleDetected()] CheckingIfDoorOpen Time (20 ms) [isDoorOpen()] SendingOpenDoorEvent [!isDoorOpen()] CheckingIfDoorClosed SendingDoorClosedEvent [isDoorClosed()] [!isDoorClosed()] Sleeping

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Do Not Fall Asleep yet!

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Coding Whenever we are satisfied with the level of detail in our behavioral models, we can proceed to coding Some of the code can be generated directly by tools from the behavioral model Some tweaking might be necessary (do not use the code blindly) Humans are still the smartest programmers

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Event Generator Class

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Sensor Class

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**State machine Implementation**

Sensor Class Sensor State machine Implementation

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Umple Online Demo UMPLE is a modeling tool to enable what we call Model- Oriented Programming This is what we do in this course You can use it to create class diagrams (structural models) and state machines (behavioral models) The tool was developed at the university of Ottawa Online version can be found at: There’s also an eclipse plugin for the tool

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**Umple Code For Motor Unit State Machine**

class Motor { status { Running { Open {buttonPressed[isFunctioning()]->Closing; } Closing { buttonPressed()[isFunctioning()]->Opening; ObstacleDetected()[isFunctioning()]->Opening; doorClosed()->Closed;} Closed { buttonPressed()[isFunctioning()]->Opening; } Opening { buttonPressed()->HalfOpen; doorOpen()->Open; } HalfOpen{buttonPressed()->Opening;} buttonPressed()[!isFunctioning()]->WaitingForRepair; } WaitingForRepair{ timer()[!isFunctioning()]->WaitingForRepair; timer()[isFunctioning()]->Running;}

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**Motor Class Snippets Switching between high level states**

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**When To Use State Machines?**

When an object or a system progresses through various stages of execution (states) The behavior of the system differs from one stage to another When you can identify clear events that change the status of the system They are ideal for event driven programming (less loops and branches, more events generated and exchanged) Lots of event are being exchanged between objects When using even driven programming Make sure you follow Observable or Event Notifier patterns Both are pretty simple (similar to what we have done for the garage door example)

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**Behavioral Over-Modeling**

Please model responsibly!! Do not get carried out with modeling every single detail to the point where you run behind schedule You sell code, not models…

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**Behavioral Over-Modeling**

Now, be careful, you do not want over-model Modern software development processes are all about only doing just enough modeling for a successful product Therefore, start with a high level model of the behavior This model should give a clear overview of some (not necessary all) of the important functionality of the system This would be similar to the first garage door state machine we created

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**Behavioral Over-Modeling**

Identify potential complex areas that require further understanding We minimize the risk if we understand these components well before we start programing Model these complex areas in more details until you are satisfied that they are well understood Use tools to generate code from your existing models Do not rely blindly on tools (at least not yet!)

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**Designing Classes with State Diagrams**

Keep the state diagram simple State diagrams can very quickly become extremely complex and confusing At all time, you should follow the aesthetic rule: “Less is More” If the state diagram gets too complex consider splitting it into smaller classes Think about compound states instead of a flat design

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**Example of a CD Player with a Radio**

On Display Alarm Displaying Current Time Displaying Alarm Time Timer (3 s) Play CD Playing Radio Playing CD H Play Radio On On Off off

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**More UML State Machines Examples**

Flight State Machine

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**More UML State Machines Examples**

Flight State Machine Nested

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**Section 5 Petri Nets These slides are Based on Lecture notes from:**

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**Topics Today we will discuss another type of state machine:**

Petri nets (this will be just an introduction…) This will be the last behavioral modeling topic we cover We will start the next section of the course next week SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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**Introduction First introduced by Carl Adam Petri in 1962.**

A diagrammatic tool to model concurrency and synchronization in systems They allow us to quickly simulate complex concurrent behavior (which is faster than prototyping!) Fairly similar to UML State machines that we have seen so far Used as a visual communication aid to model the system behavior Based on strong mathematical foundation SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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**Example: POS Terminal (UML State Machine)**

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**Example: POS Terminal (Petri Net)**

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**POS Terminal Scenario 1: Normal Enters all 4 digits and press OK.**

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**Example: POS System (Token Games)**

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A Petri Net Components The terms are bit different than UML state machines Petri nets consist of three types of components: places (circles), transitions (rectangles) and arcs (arrows): Places represent possible states of the system Transitions are events or actions which cause the change of state (be careful, transitions are no longer arrows here) Every arc simply connects a place with a transition or a transition with a place. SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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Change of State A change of state is denoted by a movement of token(s) (black dots) from place(s) to place(s) Is caused by the firing of a transition. The firing represents an occurrence of the event or an action taken The firing is subject to the input conditions, denoted by token availability SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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Change of State A transition is firable or enabled when there are sufficient tokens in its input places. After firing, tokens will be transferred from the input places (old state) to the output places, denoting the new state SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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**Example: Vending Machine**

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**Example: Vending Machine (UML State Machine)**

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**Example: Vending Machine (A Petri net)**

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**Example: Vending Machine (3 Scenarios)**

Deposit 5c, deposit 5c, deposit 5c, deposit 5c, take 20c snack bar. Scenario 2: Deposit 10c, deposit 5c, take 15c snack bar. Scenario 3: Deposit 5c, deposit 10c, deposit 5c, take 20c snack bar. SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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**Example: Vending Machine (Token Games)**

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Multiple Local States In the real world, events happen at the same time A system may have many local states to form a global state. There is a need to model concurrency and synchronization SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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**Example: In a Restaurant (A Petri Net)**

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**Example: In a Restaurant (Two Scenarios)**

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**Example: In a Restaurant (Scenario 2)**

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**Example: In a Restaurant (Scenario 1)**

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**Net Structures A sequence of events/actions: Concurrent executions: e1**

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Net Structures Non-deterministic events - conflict, choice or decision: A choice of either e1, e2 … or e3, e4 ... e1 e2 e3 e4 SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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**Net Structures Synchronization e1**

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**Net Structures Synchronization and Concurrency e1**

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**Another Example A producer-consumer system, consist of:**

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**A Producer-Consumer System**

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**A Producer-Consumer Example**

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**Short Break? Are you here yet?**

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**Behavioral Properties**

Reachability “Can we reach one particular state from another?” Boundedness “Will a storage place overflow?” Liveness “Will the system die in a particular state?” SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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**Recalling the Vending Machine (Token Game)**

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**A marking is a state ... M0 = (1,0,0,0,0) M1 = (0,1,0,0,0)**

p4 M0 = (1,0,0,0,0) t4 M1 = (0,1,0,0,0) p2 t1 M2 = (0,0,1,0,0) M3 = (0,0,0,1,0) p1 M4 = (0,0,0,0,1) t3 t7 t5 Initial marking:M0 t6 p5 t2 p3 t9 SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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**Reachability p1 t8 t1 t2 p2 t3 p3 t4 t5 t6 p5 t7 p4 t9**

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**Reachability A firing or occurrence sequence:**

“M2 is reachable from M1 and M4 is reachable from M0.” In fact, in the vending machine example, all markings are reachable from every marking. M0 M1 M2 M3 M4 t3 t1 t5 t8 t2 t6 A firing or occurrence sequence: SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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Boundedness A Petri net is said to be k-bounded or simply bounded if the number of tokens in each place does not exceed a finite number k for any marking reachable from M0. The Petri net for vending machine is 1-bounded. SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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Liveness A Petri net with initial marking M0 is live if, no matter what marking has been reached from M0, it is possible to ultimately fire any transition by progressing through some further firing sequence. A live Petri net guarantees deadlock-free operation, no matter what firing sequence is chosen. SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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Liveness The vending machine is live and the producer-consumer system is also live. A transition is dead if it can never be fired in any firing sequence. SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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**An Example A bounded but non-live Petri net t1 p3 t3 t4 p1 p2 p4 t2**

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**Another Example An unbounded but live Petri net M0 = (1, 0, 0, 0, 0)**

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**Other Types of Petri Nets**

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**An O-O Petri Net Producer Consumer Producer Consumer**

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Petri Net References Murata, T. (1989, April). Petri nets: properties, analysis and applications. Proceedings of the IEEE, 77(4), Peterson, J.L. (1981). Petri Net Theory and the Modeling of Systems. Prentice-Hall. Reisig, W and G. Rozenberg (eds) (1998). Lectures on Petri Nets 1: Basic Models. Springer-Verlag. The World of Petri nets: SEG2106 – Winter 2014 – Hussein Al Osman

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**Introduction to Compilers**

Section 6 Introduction to Compilers

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**Topics Natural languages Lexemes or lexical entities**

Syntax and semantics Computer languages Lexical analysis Syntax analysis Semantic analysis Compilers Compiler’s basic requirements Compilation process

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**Natural Languages Basics**

In a (natural) language: A sentence is a sequence of words A word (also called lexemes of lexical units) is a sequence of characters (possibly a single one) The set of characters used in a language is finite (know as the alphabet) The set of possible sentences in a language is infinite A dictionary lists all the words (lexemes) of a language The words are classified into different lexical categories: verb, noun, pronoun, preposition….

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**Natural Languages Basics**

A grammar (also considered the set of syntax rules) to determine which sequences of words are well formed Sequences must have a structure that obeys the grammatical rules Well formed sentences, usually have a meaning that humans understand We are trying to teach our natural languages to machines With mixed results!!

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Analysis of Sentences Lexical Analysis: identification of words made up of characters Words are classified into several categories: articles, nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, pronouns… Syntax analysis: rules for combining words to form sentences Analysis of meaning: difficult to formalize Easily done by humans Gives machines a hard time (although natural language processing is evolving) Big research field for those interested in graduate studies…

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**Computer Language Processing**

In computer (or programming) languages, one speaks about a program (corresponding to a long sentence or paragraph) Sequence of lexical units or lexemes Lexical units are sequences of characters Lexical rules of the language determine what the valid lexical units of the language are There are various lexical categories: identifier, number, character string, operator… Lexical categories are also known as tokens

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**Computer Language Processing**

Syntax rules of the language determine what sequences of lexemes are well-formed programs Meaning of a well-formed program is also called its semantics A program can be well-formed, but its statements are nonsensical Example: int x = 0; x = 1; x = 0; Syntactically, the above code is valid, but what does it mean??

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**Computer Language Processing**

Compilers should catch and complain about lexical and syntax errors Compilers might complain about common semantic errors: public boolean test (int x){ boolean result; if (x > 100) result = true; return result; } Your coworkers or the client will complain about the rest!! Error message: The local variable result may have not been initialized

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**Compilers What is a compiler?**

Program that translates an executable program in one language into an executable program in another language We expect the program produced by the compiler to be better, in some way, than the original What is an interpreter? Program that reads an executable program and produces the results of running that program We will focus on compilers in this course (although many of the concepts apply to both)

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**Basic Requirements for Compilers**

Must-Dos: Produce correct code (byte code in the case of Java) Run fast Output must run fast Achieve a compile time proportional to the size of the program Work well with debuggers (absolute must) Must-Haves: Good diagnostics for lexical and syntax errors Support for cross language calls (checkout Java Native Interface if you are interested)

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**Abstract View of Compilers**

A compiler usually realizes the translation in several steps; correspondingly, it contains several components. Usually, a compiler includes (at least) separate components for verifying the lexical and syntax rules:

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**Intermediate Code Generator**

Compilation Process Source Program Lexical Analyser Syntax Analyser Semantic Analyser Intermediate Code Generator Code Optimizer Code Generator Machine Code

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Compilation Process More than one course is required to cover the details of the various phases In this course, we will scratch the surface We will focus on lexical and syntax analysis

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**Some Important Definitions**

These definitions, although sleep inducing, are important in order to understand the concepts that will be introduced in the next lectures So here we go…

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Alphabet Recall from beginning of the lecture (or kindergarten): an alphabet is the set of characters that can be used to form a sentence Since mathematicians love fancy Greek symbols, we will refer to an alphabet as …

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**Alphabet is an alphabet, or set of terminals**

Finite set and consists of all the input characters or symbols that can be arranged to form sentences in the language English: A to Z, punctuation and space symbols Programming language: usually some well-defined computer set such as ASCII

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**Strings of Terminals in An Alphabet**

={a,b,c,d} Possible strings of terminals from include aaa aabbccdd d cba abab ccccccccccacccc Although this is fun, I think you get the idea…

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Formal Languages : alphabet, it is a finite set consisting of all input characters or symbols *: closure of the alphabet, the set of all possible strings in , including the empty string A (formal) language is some specified subset of *

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Topics The role of the lexical analyzer Specification of tokens Finite state machines From a regular expressions to an NFA

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**The Role of Lexical Analyzer**

Lexical analyzer is the first phase of a compiler Task: read input characters and produce a sequence of tokens that the parser uses for syntax analysis Remove white spaces token Lexical Analyser (scanner) Syntax Analyser (parser) Source Program Get next token

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Lexical Analysis There are several reasons for separating the analysis phase of compiling into lexical analysis and syntax analysis (parsing): Simpler (layered) design Compiler efficiency Specialized tools have been designed to help automate the construction of both separately

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Lexemes Lexeme: sequence of characters in the source program that is matched by the pattern for a token A lexeme is a basic lexical unit of a language Lexemes of a programming language include its Identifiers: names of variables, methods, classes, packages and interfaces… Literals: fixed values (e.g. “1”, “17.56”, “0xFFE” …) Operators: for Maths, Boolean and logical operations (e.g. “+”, “-”, “&&”, “|” …) Special words: keywords (e.g. “if”, “for”, “public” …)

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**Tokens, Patterns, Lexemes**

Token: category of lexemes A pattern is a rule describing the set of lexemes that can represent as particular token in source program

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**The substring pi is a lexeme for the token “identifier.”**

Examples of Tokens double pi = ; The substring pi is a lexeme for the token “identifier.” Token Sample Lexemes Informal Description of Pattern type double if booelan_operator <. <=, ==, >, >= < or <= or == or > or >= id pi, count, d2 Letter followed by letters and digits literal 3.1414, “test” Any alpha numeric string of characters

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**Lexeme and Token (more detailed Categories)**

Index = 2 * count +17; semicolon ; int_literal 17 plus_op + variable Count multi_op * 2 equal_sign = Index Tokens Lexemes

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**Lexical Errors Few errors are discernible at the lexical level alone**

Lexical analyzer has a very localized view of a source program Let some other phase of compiler handle any error

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**Specification of Tokens**

We need a powerful notation to specify the patterns for the tokens Regular expressions to the rescue!! In process of studying regular expressions, we will discuss: Operation on languages Regular definitions Notational shorthands

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Recall: Languages : alphabet, it is a finite set consisting of all input characters or symbols *: closure of the alphabet, the set of all possible strings in , including the empty string A (formal) language is some specified subset of *

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**Operations on Languages**

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**Operations on Languages**

Non-mathematical format: Union between languages L and M: the set of strings that belong to at least one of both languages Concatenation of languages L and M: the set of all strings of the form st where s is a string from L and t is a string from M Intersection between languages L and M: the set of all strings which are contained in both languages Kleene closure (named after Stephen Kleene): the set of all strings that are concatenations of 0 or more strings from the original language Positive closure : the set of all strings that are concatenations of 1 or more strings from the original language

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Regular Expressions Regular expression is a compact notation for describing string. In Java, an identifier is a letter followed by zero or more letter or digits letter (letter | digit)* |: or *: zero or more instance of

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Rules is a regular expression that denotes {}, the set containing empty string If a is a symbol in , then a is a regular expression that denotes {a}, the set containing the string a Suppose r and s are regular expressions denoting the language L and M, then (r) |(s) is a regular expression denoting LM. (r)(s) is regular expression denoting LM (r) * is a regular expression denoting (L)*.

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**Precedence Conventions**

The unary operator * has the highest precedence and is left associative. Concatenation has the second highest precedence and is left associative. | has the lowest precedence and is left associative. (a)|(b)*(c)a|b*c

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**Example of Regular Expressions**

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Regular Definitions If is an alphabet of basic symbols, then a regular definition is a sequence of definitions of the form: d1 r1 d2 r2 ... dn rn Where each di is a distinct name, and each ri is a regular expression over the symbols in {d1,d2,…,di-1}, i.e., the basic symbols and the previously defined names.

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**Example of Regular Definitions**

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**Notational Shorthands**

Certain constructs occur so frequently in regular expressions that it is convenient to introduce notational short hands for them We have already seen some of these short hands: One or more instances: a+ denotes the set of all strings of one or more a’s Zero or more instances: a* denotes all the strings of zero or more a’s Character classes: the notation [abc] where a, b and c denotes the regular expresssion a | b | c Abbreviated character classes: the notation [a-z] denotes the regular expression a | b | …. | z

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**Notational Shorthands**

Using character classes, we can describe identifiers as being strings described by the following regular expression: [A-Za-z][A-Za-z0-9]*

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Finite State Automata Now that we have learned about regular expressions How can we tell if a string (or lexeme) follows a regular expression pattern or not? We will again use state machines! This time, they are not UML state machines or petri nets We will call them: Finite Automata The program that executes such state machines is called a Recognizer

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Finite Automata A recognizer for a language is a program that takes as input a string x and answers “Yes” if x is a lexem of the language “No” otherwise We compile a regular expression into a recognizer by constructing a generalized transition diagram called a finite automaton A finite automaton can be deterministic or nondeterministic Nondeterministic means that more than one transition out of a state may be possible on the same input symbol

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**Nondeterministic Finite Automata (NFA)**

A set of states S A set of input symbols that belong to alphabet A set of transitions that are triggered by the processing of a character A single state s0 that is distinguished as the start (initial) state A set of states F distinguished as accepting (final) states.

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**Example of an NFA The following regular expression (a|b)*abb**

Can be described using an NFA with the following diagram:

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Example of an NFA The previous diagram can be described using the following table as well Remember the regular expression was: (a|b)*abb

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**Another NFA example NFA accepting the following regular expression:**

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**Deterministic Finite Automata (DFA)**

A DFA is a special case of a NFA in which No state has an -transition For each state s and input symbol a, there is at most one edge labeled a leaving s

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Another DFA Example For the same regular expression we have seen before (a|b)*abb

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NFA vs DFA Always with the regular expression: (a|b)*abb NFA: DFA:

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Example of a DFA Recognizer for identifier:

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**Tables for the Recognizer**

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**Code for the Recognizer**

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Topics Algorithm to create NFAs from regular expressions Algorithm to convert from NFA to DFA Algorithm to minimize DFA Many examples….

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**Creating Deterministic Finite Automata (DFA)**

In order to create a DFA, we have to perform the following: Create a Non-deterministic Finite Automata (NFA) out of the regular expression Convert the NFA into a DFA

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**NFA Creation Rules A | B AB A* A B 2 3 4 5 1 6 ε 1 2 A B 3 ε 2 3 ε 4 1**

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**NFA Creation Examples y z 1 x 2 3 4 6 ε 5 7**

x | yz According to precedence rules, this is equivalent to: x | (yz) This has the same form as A | B: And B can be represented as: Putting all together: 1 6 A B 2 3 4 5 ε 1 2 y z 3 y z 1 x 2 3 4 6 ε 5 7

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**NFA Creation Examples (x | y)* We have seen A*: Therefore, (x | y)*: ε**

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NFA Creation Examples (a|b)*bc ε 7 1 6 a b 2 3 4 5 c 8 9

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**Conversion of an NFA into DFA**

Subset construction algorithm is useful for simulating an NFA by a computer program In the transition table of an NFA, each entry is a set of states In the transition table of a DFA, each entry is just a single state. General idea behind the NFA-to-DFA conversion: each DFA state corresponds to a set of NFA states

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**Subset Construction Algorithm**

Algorithm: Subset Construction - Used to construct a DFA from an NFA Input: An NFA “N” Output: A DFA “D” accepting the same language

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**Subset Construction Algorithm**

Method: Let s be a state in “N” and “T” be a set of states, and using the following operations:

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**Subset Construction (Main Algorithm)**

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**Conversion Example Regular Expression: (x | y)* Dstates={A,B,C}, where**

ε 8 1 2 7 x y 3 4 5 6 Regular Expression: (x | y)* Dstates={A,B,C}, where A = (1,2,3,5,8) B = (2,3,4,5,7,8) C = (2,3,5,6,7,8) x y A B C

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Conversion Example Regular Expression: (x | y)* x A B C y x y A B C

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**Another Conversion Example**

Regular Expression: (a | b)*abb

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**Another Conversion Example**

Regular Expression: (a | b)*abb

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**Another Conversion Example**

Regular Expression: (a | b)*abb

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**Minimizing the number of states in DFA**

Minimize the number of states of a DFA by finding all groups of states that can be distinguished by some input string Each group of states that cannot be distinguished is then merged into a single state

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**Minimizing the number of states in DFA**

Algorithm: Minimizing the number of states of a DFA Input: A DFA “D” with a set of states S Output: A DFA “M” accepting the same language as “D” yet having as few states as possible

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**Minimizing the number of states in DFA**

Method: Construct an initial partition Π of the set of states with two groups: The accepting states group All other states group Partition Π to Πnew (using the procedure shown on the next slide) If Πnew != Π, repeat step (2). Otherwise, repeat go to step (4) Choose one state in each group of the partition Π as the representative of the group Remove dead states

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**Construct New Partition Procedure**

for each group G of Π do begin Partition G into subgroups such that two states s and t of G are in the same subgroup if and only if for all input symbols a, states s and t have transitions on a to states in the same group of Π; /* at worst, a state will be in a subgroup by itself*/ Replace G in Πnew by the set of all subgroups formed end

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**Example of NFA Minimization**

B C a D A c E F b Π= A B, C, D, E F A B, C, D, E F A, B, C, D, E F

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**Example of NFA Minimization**

Minimized DFA, where: 1: A 2: B, C, D, E 3: F 2 1 c a 3 b

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**Practical Regular Expressions**

Section 9 Practical Regular Expressions

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Topics Practical notations that are often used with regular expression Few practice exercises

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**Practical Regular Expressions Tricks**

We will see practical regular expressions tricks that are supported by most regex libraries Remember, regular expressions are not only used in the context of compilers We often use them to extract information from text Example: imagine looking in a log file that has been accumulating entries for the past two months for a particular error pattern Without regular expressions, this would be a tedious job Sooner or later, when you work in the industry, you will encounter such issues regular expressions will come in handy

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Matching Digits To match a single digit, as we have seen before, we can use the following regular expression: [0-9] Nonetheless, since matching a digit is a common operation, we can use the following notation: \d Slash is an escape character used to distinguish it from the letter d Similarly, to match a non-digit character, we can use the notation: \D

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**Alphanumeric Characters**

To match an alphanumeric character, we can use the notation: [a-zA-Z0-9] Or we can use the following shortcut \w Similarly, we can represent any non-alphanumeric character as follows: \W

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Wildcard A wildcard is defined to match any single character (letter, digit, whitespace …) It is represented by the . (dot) character Therefore, in order to match a dot, you have to use the escape character: \.

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**Exclusion We have seen that [abc] is equivalent to (a | b | c)**

But sometimes we want to match everything except a set of characters To achieve this, we can use the notation: [^abc] This matches any single character other than a, b or c This notation can also be used with abbreviated character classes [^a-z] matches any character other than a small letter

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Repetitions How can we match a letter or a string that repeats several times in a row: E.g. ababab So far, we have implemented repetitions through three mechanisms: Concatenation: simply concatenate the string or character with itself (does not work if you do not know the exact number of repetitions) Kleene star closure: to match letters or strings repeated 0 or more times Positive closure: to match letters or strings repeated 1 or more times

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Repetitions We can also specify a range of how many times a letter or string can be repeated Example, if we want to match strings of repetition of the letter a between 1 and 3 times, we can use the notation: a {1,3} Therfore, a {1,3} matches the string aaa We can also specify an exact number of repetitions instead of a range ab {3} matches the string ababab

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Optional Characters The concept of the optional character is somewhat similar to that of the kleene star The star operator matches 0 or more instances of the operand The optional operator, denoted as ? (question mark), matches 0 or one instances of the operand Example: the pattern ab?c will match either the strings "abc" or "ac" because the b is considered optional.

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**White Space Often, we want to easily detect white spaces**

Either to remove them or to detect the beginning or end of words Most common forms of whitespace used with regular expressions: Space _, the tab \t, the new line \n and the carriage return \r A whitespace special character \s will match any of the specific whitespaces above Similarly, you can match any non-white space character using the notation \S

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**Few Exercises Given the sentence: Error, computer will not shut down…**

Provide a regular expression that will match all the words in the sentence Answer: \w*

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**Few Exercises Given the sentence: Error, computer will not shut down…**

Provide a regular expression that will match all the non- alphanumeric characters Answer: \W*

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**Few Exercises Given the log file:**

[Sunday Feb ] Program starting up [Monday Feb ] Entered initialization phase [Tuesday Feb ] Error 5: cannot open XML file [Thursday Feb ] Warning 5: response time is too slow [Friday Feb ] Error 9: major error occurred, system will shut down Match any error or warning message that ends with the term “shut down” Answer: (Error|Warning).*(shut down)

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**Few Exercises Given the log file:**

[Sunday Feb ] Program starting up [Monday Feb ] Entered initialization phase [Tuesday Feb ] Error 5: cannot open XML file [Thursday Feb ] Warning 5: response time is too slow [Friday Feb ] Error 9: major error occurred, system will shut down Match any Error or Warning before between 1 and 6th February Answer: \[\w* Feb\. [1-6] 2014\] (Error|Warning)

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**Introduction to Syntax Analysis**

Section 10 Introduction to Syntax Analysis

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Topics Context free grammars Derivations Parse Trees Ambiguity Top-down parsing Left recursion

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The Role of Parser

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**Context Free Grammars A Context Free Grammar (CFG) consists of**

Terminals Nonterminals Start symbol Productions A language that can be generated by a grammar is said to be a context-free language

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Context Free Grammars Terminals: are the basic symbols from which strings are formed These are the tokens that were produced by the Lexical Analyser Nonterminals: are syntactic variables that denote sets of strings One nonterminal is distinguished as the start symbol The productions of a grammar specify the manner in which the terminal and nonterminals can be combined to form strings

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Example of Grammar The grammar with the following productions defines simple arithmetic expressions 〈expr〉 ::= 〈expr〉 〈op〉 〈expr〉 〈expr〉 ::= id 〈expr〉 ::= num 〈op〉 ::= + 〈op〉 ::= - 〈op〉 ::= * 〈op〉 ::= / In this grammar, the terminal symbols are num, id + - * / The nonterminal symbols are 〈expr〉 and 〈op〉, and 〈expr〉 is the start symbol

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Derivations 〈expr〉 〈expr〉〈op 〉〈expr〉 is read “expr derives expr op expr” 〈expr〉 〈expr〉〈op 〉〈expr〉 id 〈op 〉〈expr〉 id *〈expr〉 id*id is called a derivation of id*id from expr.

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Derivations If A::= is a production and and are arbitrary strings of grammar symbols, we can say: A If 12... n, we say 1 derives n.

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**Derivations means “derives in one step.”**

means “derives in zero or more steps.” if and then means “derives in one or more steps.” If S , where may contain nonterminals, then we say that is a sentential form If does no contains any nonterminals, we say that is a sentence * * * + *

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**Derivations G: grammar S: start symbol**

L(G): the language generated by G Strings in L(G) may contain only terminal symbols of G A string of terminals w is said to be in L(G) if and only if Sw The string w is called a sentence of G A language that can be generated by a grammar is said to be a context-free language If two grammars generate the same language, the grammars are said to be equivalent +

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**Derivations We have already seen the following production rules:**

〈expr〉 ::= 〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉| id | num 〈op〉 ::= + | - | * | / The string id+id is a sentence of the above grammar because 〈expr〉 〈expr〉+〈expr〉 id +〈expr〉 id + id We write 〈expr〉 id+id *

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Parse Tree expr expr op id + id This is called: Leftmost derivation

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Two Parse Trees Let us again consider the arithmetic expression grammar. For the line of code: x+2*y (we are not considering the semi colon for now) Lexical Analyser Syntax Analyser x+z*y id+id*id parse tree Grammar: 〈expr〉::=〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉| id | num 〈op〉::= + | - | * | /

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Two Parse Trees Let us again consider the arithmetic expression grammar. The sentence id + id * id has two distinct leftmost derivations: 〈expr〉 〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉 id 〈op〉〈expr〉 id +〈expr〉 id +〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉 id + id〈op〉〈expr〉 id + id *〈expr〉 id + id * id 〈expr〉 〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉 〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉 id〈op〉〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉 id +〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉 id + id〈op〉〈expr〉 id + id *〈expr〉 id + id * id Grammar: 〈expr〉::=〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉| id | num 〈op〉::= + | - | * | /

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**Two Parse Trees 〈expr〉::=〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉| id | num**

+ expr op expr op * id id * id id + id Equivalent to: id+(id*id) Equivalent to: (id+id)*id Grammar: 〈expr〉::=〈expr〉〈op〉〈expr〉| id | num 〈op〉::= + | - | * | /

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**Precedence The previous example highlights a problem in the grammar:**

It does not enforce precedence It has not implied order of evaluation We can expand the production rules to add precedence

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**Applying Precedence Update**

The sentence id + id * id has only one leftmost derivation now: expr term expr + 〈expr〉 〈expr〉 +〈term〉 〈term〉 +〈term〉 〈factor〉+〈term〉 id +〈term〉 id +〈term〉*〈factor〉 id +〈factor〉*〈factor〉 id + id *〈factor〉 id + id * id term term factor * factor factor id id id Grammar: 〈expr〉 ::=〈expr〉+ 〈term〉|〈expr〉- 〈term〉| 〈term〉 〈term〉 ::=〈term〉*〈factor〉| 〈term〉/〈factor〉|〈factor〉 〈factor〉 ::= num | id

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Ambiguity A grammar that produces more than one parse tree for some sentence is said to be ambiguous. Example: Consider the following statement: It has two derivations It is a context free ambiguity

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Ambiguity A grammar that produces more than one parse tree for some sentence is said to be ambiguous

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**Eliminating Ambiguity**

Sometimes an ambiguous grammar can be rewritten to eliminate the ambiguity. E.g. “match each else with the closest unmatched then” This is most likely the intention of the programmer

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**Mapping this to a Java Example**

In Java, the grammar rules are slightly different then the previous example Below is a (very simplified) version of these rules <stmnt> ::= <matched> | <unmatched> <matched> ::= if ( <expr> ) <matched> else <matched> | other stmnts <unmatched> ::= if ( <expr> ) < stmnt > | if ( <expr> ) <matched> else <unmatched>

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**Mapping this to a Java Example**

For the following piece of code if (x==0) if (y==0) z = 0; else z = 1; After running the lexical analyser, we get the following list of tokens: if ( id == num ) if (id == num) id = num ; else id = num ;

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**Mapping this to a Java Example**

Token input string: if ( id == num ) if (id == num) id = num ; else id = num ; Building the parse tree: stmnt umatched ( ) expr stmnt if matched ( ) expr matched if else

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**Mapping this to a Java (Another) Example**

Token input string: if ( id == num ) else id = num ; Building the parse tree: ( ) expr matched if else stmnt

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Top Down Parsing A top-down parser starts with the root of the parse tree, labelled with the start or goal symbol of the grammar To build a parse tree, we repeat the following steps until the leafs of the parse tree matches the input string At a node labelled A, select a production A::=α and construct the appropriate child for each symbol of α When a terminal is added to the parse tree that does not match the input string, backtrack Find the next nonterminal to be expanded

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Top Down Parsing Top-down parsing can be viewed as an attempt to find a leftmost derivation for an input string Example: Grammar: <S> ::= c<A>d <A> ::= ab | a Input string cad We need to backtrack!

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Expression Grammar Recall our grammar for simple expressions: Consider the input string: id – num * id

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**Example Another possible parse for id – num * id**

If the parser makes the wrong choices, expansion does not terminate This is not a good property for a parser to have Parsers should terminate, eventually…

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**Top down parses cannot handle left- recursion in a grammar**

A grammar is left recursive if: “It has a nonterminal A such that there is a derivation AA for some string ” Top down parses cannot handle left- recursion in a grammar +

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**Eliminating Left Recursion**

Consider the grammar fragment: Where α and β do not start with 〈foo〉 We can re-write this as: Where 〈bar〉is a new non-terminal This Fragment contains no left recursion

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**Example Our expression grammar contains two cases of left-recursion**

Applying the transformation gives With this grammar, a top-down parser will Terminate (for sure) Backtrack on some inputs

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Predictive Parsers We saw that top-down parsers may need to backtrack when they select the wrong production Therefore, we might need predictive parsers to avoid backtracking This is where predictive parsers come in useful LL(1): left to right scan, left-most derivation, 1-token look ahead LR(1): left to right scan, right most derivation, 1-token look ahead

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Section 11 LL(1) Parser

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Topics LL(1) Grammar Eliminating Left Recursion Left Factoring FIRST and FOLLOW sets Parsing tables LL(1) parsing Many examples…

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Predictive Parsers We saw that top-down parsers may need to backtrack when they select the wrong production We want to avoid backtracking This is where predictive parsers come in useful LL(1): left to right scan, left-most derivation, 1-token look ahead LR(1): left to right scan, right most derivation, 1-token look ahead

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LL(1) Grammar In order to use LL(1) parsers, the Context-Free Grammar has to be: Unambiguous (we have discussed ambiguity before) Without left recursion (we have discussed left recursion elimination before) Left factored (we will discuss left factoring today) Ambiguity Removal Left Recursion Removal Left Factoring LL(1) Grammar CFG The above methods will convert many grammars to LL(1) form, but not all… There exit many exceptions.

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**Review: Left Recursion**

A grammar is left recursive if: “It has a nonterminal A such that there is a derivation AA for some string ” Top down parses cannot handle left- recursion in a grammar +

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**Eliminating Left Recursion**

Consider the grammar fragment: Where α and β do not start with 〈foo〉 We can re-write this as: Where 〈bar〉is a new non-terminal This Fragment contains no left recursion

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**For a terminal w, we can say:**

Left Factoring For any two productions Aα | β, we would like a distinct way of choosing the correct production to expand We define FIRST(α) as the set of terminals that appear first in some string derived from α For a terminal w, we can say: w ∈ FIRST(α) iff α wz *

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Left Factoring Now going back to our two productions: Aα and Aβ, we would like: FIRST(α) ∩ FIRST(β) = f This would allow the parser to make a correct choice with a look ahead of only one symbol

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**FIRST(1) ∩ FIRST(2) ∩ FIRST(3) ≠ f**

Left Factoring Given this grammar: The parser cannot choose between productions 1, 2 and 3 given an input token of num or id FIRST(1) ∩ FIRST(2) ∩ FIRST(3) ≠ f Left factoring is required to solve this problem! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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**Left Factoring So how does it work?**

For each non-terminal A, find the longest prefix α common to two or more of its alternatives If α ≠ ε, then replace all of the A productions A αβ1| αβ2| αβ3| … | αβn With A α A’ A’β1| β2| β3| … | βn Where A’ is a new non-terminal Repeat until no two alternatives for a single non-terminal have a common prefix

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Left Factoring Therefore, in our grammar: When we perform the left factoring (on expr and term), we get:

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Short Break Imagine, you are not in class, but on the beach, and I do not exist… Doesn’t that feel good!!

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**Left Recursion Removal**

LL(1) Parser So we now know how to take a Context-Free Grammar, and transform it into an LL(1) grammar (at least we can try…) Ambiguity Removal Left Recursion Removal Left Factoring LL(1) Grammar CFG

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LL(1) Parser We need to implement an LL(1) parser that can analyse the syntax of an input string of tokens without backtracking Of course given that the grammar is compatible with such parser In order to do that, we need to find two sets for each non- terminal: FIRST (we have briefly discussed this set earlier) FOLLOW

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**FIRST(A)[FIRST(B)- ε] υ FIRST(α)**

FIRST Set Calculation Rules to calculate the FIRST set: FIRST(terminal){terminal} If Aaα, and a is a terminal: FIRST(A){a} If ABα, and rule Bε does NOT exist: FIRST(A)FIRST(B) If ABα, and rule Bε DOES exist: FIRST(A)[FIRST(B)- ε] υ FIRST(α)

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**FIRST(A)[FIRST(B)- ε] υ FIRST(α)**

FIRST Set Calculation Let’s apply these rules to an example. Given the grammar: <S> ::= <A><B> <A> ::= a <B> ::= b FIRST(A) = {a} (applying 2nd rule) FIRST(B) = {b} (applying 2nd rule) FIRST(S) = FIRST(A) = {a} (applying 3rd rule) 1) FIRST(terminal){terminal} 2) If Aaα, and a is a terminal: FIRST(A){a} 3) If ABα, and rule Bε does NOT exist: FIRST(A)FIRST(B) 4) If ABα, and rule Bε DOES exist: FIRST(A)[FIRST(B)- ε] υ FIRST(α)

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**FIRST(A)[FIRST(B)- ε] υ FIRST(α)**

FIRST Set Calculation Another example… Given the grammar: <S> ::= <A><B> <A> ::= a | ε <B> ::= b FIRST(A) = {a, ε} (2nd rule) FIRST(B) = {b} (2nd rule) FIRST(S) = [FIRST(A)- ε] υ FIRST(B) = {a, b} (4th rule) 1) FIRST(terminal){terminal} 2) If Aaα, and a is a terminal: FIRST(A){a} 3) If ABα, and rule Bε does NOT exist: FIRST(A)FIRST(B) 4) If ABα, and rule Bε DOES exist: FIRST(A)[FIRST(B)- ε] υ FIRST(α)

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**FOLLOW Set Calculation**

Rules to calculate the FOLLOW set: FOLLOW(S){$} (where S is the starting symbol) If A αB: FOLLOW(B) FOLLOW(A) If AαBC, and rule Cε does NOT exist: FOLLOW(B)FIRST(C) If AαBC, and rule Cε DOES exist: FOLLOW(B)[FIRST(C)- ε] υ FOLLOW(A)

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**FOLLOW Set Calculation**

Let’s apply these rules to an example. Given the grammar: <S> ::= <A><B> <A> ::= a <B> ::= b FOLLOW(S) = {$} (1st rule) FOLLOW(A) = FIRST(B) = {b} (3rd rule) FOLLOW(B) = FOLLOW (S) = {$} (2nd rule) 1) FOLLOW(S){$} 2) If A αB: FOLLOW(B) FOLLOW(A) 3) If AαBC, and rule Cε does NOT exist: FOLLOW(B)FIRST(C) 4) If AαBC, and rule Cε DOES exist: FOLLOW(B)[FIRST(C)- ε] υ FOLLOW(A)

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**FOLLOW Set Calculation**

Another example… Given the grammar: <S> ::= <A><B> <A> ::= a <B> ::= b | ε FOLLOW(S) = {$} (1st rule) FOLLOW(A) = [FIRST(B)- ε]υFOLLOW(S) = {b, $} (4th rule) FOLLOW(B) = FOLLOW (S) = {$} (2nd rule) 1) FOLLOW(S){$} 2) If A αB: FOLLOW(B) FOLLOW(A) 3) If AαBC, and rule Cε does NOT exist: FOLLOW(B)FIRST(C) 4) If AαBC, and rule Cε DOES exist: FOLLOW(B)[FIRST(C)- ε] υ FOLLOW(A)

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**FIRST(A)[FIRST(B)- ε] υ FIRST(α)**

FIRST and FOLLOW Grammar Let’s calculate FIRST and FOLLOW for each non- terminal in our famous grammar: Do the easy ones first: FIRST(factor)={num, id} FIRST(term’)={*, /, ε} FIRST(expr’)={+, -, ε} And then the more challenging ones: FIRST(term)=FIRST(factor)={num, id} FIRST(expr)=FIRST(term)={num, id} 1) FIRST(terminal){terminal} 2) If Aaα, and a is a terminal: FIRST(A){a} 3) If ABα, and rule Bε does NOT exist: FIRST(A)FIRST(B) 4) If ABα, and rule Bε DOES exist: FIRST(A)[FIRST(B)- ε] υ FIRST(α) FIRST “Rules”

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**FOLLOW(B)[FIRST(C)- ε] υ FOLLOW(A)**

FIRST and FOLLOW Grammar Let’s calculate FIRST and FOLLOW for each non- terminal in our famous grammar: Start with the easy ones: FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)=FOLLOW(expr)={$} 1) FOLLOW(S){$} 2) If A αB: FOLLOW(B) FOLLOW(A) 3) If AαBC, and rule Cε does NOT exist: FOLLOW(B)FIRST(C) 4) If AαBC, and rule Cε DOES exist: FOLLOW(B)[FIRST(C)- ε] υ FOLLOW(A) FOLLOW “Rules”

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**FOLLOW(B)[FIRST(C)- ε] υ FOLLOW(A)**

FIRST and FOLLOW Grammar Let’s calculate FIRST and FOLLOW for each non- terminal in our famous grammar: Let’s do the harder ones: FOLLOW(term)=[FIRST(expr’)-ε]υFOLLOW(expr) = {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)=[FIRST(term’)-ε]υFOLLOW(term) = {*, /, +, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= FOLLOW(term) 1) FOLLOW(S){$} 2) If A αB: FOLLOW(B) FOLLOW(A) 3) If AαBC, and rule Cε does NOT exist: FOLLOW(B)FIRST(C) 4) If AαBC, and rule Cε DOES exist: FOLLOW(B)[FIRST(C)- ε] υ FOLLOW(A) FOLLOW “Rules”

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**FIRST and FOLLOW Summary: Using these sets, we build a parse table**

This parse table is necessary to perform LL(1) parsing FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $}

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**Parse Table We will add two entries associated with num and id**

FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} We will add two entries associated with num and id num id + - * / $ expr expr’ term term’ factor

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**<term><expr’>**

Parse Table FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} We will add two entries associated with num and id num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr’> expr’ term term’ factor

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**<term><expr’>**

Parse Table FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} Fill the expr’ in the same way num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr’> expr’ term term’ factor

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**<term><expr’>**

Parse Table FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} Fill the expr’ in the same way num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr’> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> term term’ factor

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**<term><expr'>**

Parse Table FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} What about the epsilon? Use the FOLLOW set to add the epsilon rule… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> term term’ factor

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**<term><expr'>**

Parse Table FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} What about the epsilon? Use the FOLLOW set to add the epsilon rule… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term term’ factor

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**<term><expr'>**

Parse Table FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} No, epsilon, just use the FIRST set num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term term’ factor

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**Parse Table No, epsilon, just use the FIRST set FIRST(expr)= {num, id}**

FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} No, epsilon, just use the FIRST set num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ factor

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**Parse Table This one has an epsilon, use the FIRST and FOLLOW sets**

FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} This one has an epsilon, use the FIRST and FOLLOW sets num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ factor

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**Parse Table This one has an epsilon, use the FIRST and FOLLOW sets**

FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} This one has an epsilon, use the FIRST and FOLLOW sets num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor

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FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} Fill the row for factor… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor

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**Parse Table Fill the row for factor… FIRST(expr)= {num, id}**

FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} Fill the row for factor… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id

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FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} Add dashes to the remaining cells to indicate: no entry num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id

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**Parse Table FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε}**

FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id

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Parsing Using LL(1) In order to implement an LL(1) parser, we need to use the following data structures: Parsing table (can be implemented with a 2D array or something fancier) Stack (that will contain the derivations) List (that will contain the token input stream)

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id - num * id $ Token stream list**

Parse Table num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id Derivation Stack $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id - num * id $**

Start by pushing the starting symbol (goal) into the stack num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id - num * id $**

Start by pushing the starting symbol (goal) into the stack num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id expr $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id - num * id $ expr $**

On the head of the input stream, we have id On the top of the stack, we have expr Using the parsing table, we retrieve the rule: <expr><term><expr’> num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id expr $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id - num * id $ expr $**

POP expr and PUSH term and expr’ num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id expr $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id - num * id $ term expr’ $**

On the head of the input stream, we have id On the top of the stack, we have term Using the parsing table, we retrieve the rule: <term><factor><term’> num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id term expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id - num * id $ term expr’ $**

POP term and PUSH factor and term’ num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id term expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id - num * id $ factor term’ expr’ $**

On the head of the input stream, we have id On the top of the stack, we have factor Using the parsing table, we retrieve the rule: <factor>id num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id factor term’ expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id - num * id $ id term’ expr’ $**

Whenever we have a terminal on top of the stack, we check if it matches the head of the list If it does not syntax does not follow grammar If it does, REMOVE head of the list and POP the stack num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id id term’ expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: - num * id $ term’ expr’ $**

Whenever we have a terminal on top of the stack, we check if it matches the head of the list If it does not syntax does not follow grammar If it does, REMOVE head of the list and POP the stack num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id term’ expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: - num * id $ term’ expr’ $**

On the head of the input stream, we have - On the top of the stack, we have term’ Using the parsing table, we retrieve the rule: <term’>ε Therefore, we should simply POP num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id term’ expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: - num * id $ expr’ $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: - num * id $ - expr $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id - expr $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: num * id $ expr $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id expr $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: num * id $ term expr’ $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id term expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: num * id $ factor term’ expr’ $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id factor term’ expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: num * id $ num term’ expr’ $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id num term’ expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: * id $ term’ expr’ $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id term’ expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: * id $ * term expr’ $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id * term expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id $ term expr’ $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id term expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id $ factor term’ expr’ $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id factor term’ expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id $ id term’ expr’ $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id id term’ expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: $ term’ expr’ $**

And continue the same way… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id term’ expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: $ expr’ $ And continue the same way… num**

id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id expr’ $

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**We have verified that the input string is a sentence of the grammar!!**

Parsing Using LL(1) Example: $ We have verified that the input string is a sentence of the grammar!! num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id $

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Section 12 More on LL Parsing

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Topics Non LL(1) Grammar Error Recovery LL(K) Parsers

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**A Non LL(1) Grammar Consider the grammar:**

<stmt> ::= if <expr> then <stmt> | if <expr> then <stmt> else <stmt> Needs left factoring, which gives: <stmt> ::= if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’> <stmt’> ::= else <stmt> | ε Let’s get the FIRST and FOLLOW sets FIRST(stmt) = {if} FIRST(stmt’)={else, ε} FOLLOW(stmt) = {$, else} FOLLOW(stmt’)={$, else} Note: This is a partial grammar (used to demonstrate a concept), therefore we did not specify the production rules associated with expr. Consequently, its FIRST and FOLLOW sets will not be calculated.

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A Non LL(1) Grammar FIRST(stmt) = {if} FIRST(stmt’)={else, ε} … FOLLOW(stmt) = {$, else} FOLLOW(stmt’)={$, else} … <stmt> ::= if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’> <stmt’> ::= else <stmt> | ε if then else $ stmt stmt’

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**if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’>**

A Non LL(1) Grammar FIRST(stmt) = {if} FIRST(stmt’)={else, ε} … FOLLOW(stmt) = {$, else} FOLLOW(stmt’)={$, else} … <stmt> ::= if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’> <stmt’> ::= else <stmt> | ε if then else $ stmt <stmt> if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’> - stmt’

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**if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’>**

A Non LL(1) Grammar FIRST(stmt) = {if} FIRST(stmt’)={else, ε} … FOLLOW(stmt) = {$, else} FOLLOW(stmt’)={$, else} … <stmt> ::= if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’> <stmt’> ::= else <stmt> | ε if then else $ stmt <stmt> if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’> - stmt’ <stmt’> else <stmt>

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**if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’>**

A Non LL(1) Grammar FIRST(stmt) = {if} FIRST(stmt’)={else, ε} … FOLLOW(stmt) = {$, else} FOLLOW(stmt’)={$, else} … <stmt> ::= if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’> <stmt’> ::= else <stmt> | ε if then else $ stmt <stmt> if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’> - stmt’ <stmt’> else <stmt> <stmt’> ε

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**if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’>**

A Non LL(1) Grammar FIRST(stmt) = {if} FIRST(stmt’)={else, ε} … FOLLOW(stmt) = {$, else} FOLLOW(stmt’)={$, else} … <stmt> ::= if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’> <stmt’> ::= else <stmt> | ε if then else $ stmt <stmt> if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’> - stmt’ <stmt’> else <stmt>, <stmt’> ε

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**if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’>**

A Non LL(1) Grammar The problem arises because for an input token else and stack top of stmt, we do not know which production to choose: <stmt’>else <stmt> <stmt’>ε Therefore, this is not an LL(1) grammar if then else $ stmt <stmt> if <expr> then <stmt><stmt’> - stmt’ <stmt’> else <stmt>, <stmt’> ε

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**LL(1) Error Recovery What happens when the parser discovers an error?**

Approach 1: stop all parsing activity and return an error message Approach 2: try to continue parsing (if possible) and see if there are more errors along the way Which approach does your compiler take? At Nothing!

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**LL(1) Error Recovery An error is detected when:**

The terminal on top of the stack does not match the next input token The parsing table cell from which we are supposed to pull the next production is empty What does the parser do? It enters the panic-mode error recovery Based on the idea of skipping symbols on the input until a token in a selected set of synchronizing tokens appears

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LL(1) Error Recovery Let S be a set of tokens called a synchronization set. Let s ∊ S s is called a synchronization token Million dollar question: how to construct the synchronization set? Many heuristics have been proposed We will cover a simple method Place all symbols in FOLLOW(A) into the synchronizing set for nonterminal A If we skip tokens until an element of FOLLOW(A) is seen and we pop A from the stack, it’s likely that parsing can continue.

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LL(1) Error Recovery The panic-mode error recovery can be implemented using the synchronization set(s) as follows: If there is a nonterminal at the top of the stack, discard input tokens until you find a synch token, then pop the non-terminal If there is a terminal at the top of the stack, we could try popping it to see whether we can continue Assume that the input string is actually missing that terminal

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**LL(1) Error Recovery Example**

FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> /<term> factor factor num factor id 397 SEG Hussein Al Osman - Winter 2014

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**LL(1) Error Recovery Example**

FIRST Sets FOLLOW Sets Grammar FIRST(expr)= {num, id} FIRST(expr’)= {+, -, ε} FIRST(term)= {num, id} FIRST(term’)= {*, /, ε} FIRST(factor)= {num, id} FOLLOW(expr)={$} FOLLOW(expr’)={$} FOLLOW(term)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(term’)= {+, -, $} FOLLOW(factor)= {*, /, +, -, $} num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id 398 SEG Hussein Al Osman - Winter 2014

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id * / / + num + id $ String of errors**

- * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id expr $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id * / / + num + id $ term expr’ $ num id**

- * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id term expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id * / / + num + id $ factor term' expr’**

- * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id factor term' expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id * / / + num + id $ id term' expr’ $**

- * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id id term' expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: * / / + num + id $ term' expr’ $ num id +**

- * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id term' expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: * / / + num + id $ * term expr’ $ num id**

- * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id * term expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: / / + num + id $**

Error: the cell corresponding to row term and column / is empty! Start discarding tokens, until you find a synch token num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id term expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: / + num + id $**

Error: the cell corresponding to row term and column / is empty! Start discarding tokens, until you find a synch token num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id term expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: + num + id $**

Error: the cell corresponding to row term and column / is empty! Start discarding tokens, until you find a synch token num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id term expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: + num + id $ We have found a synch token!**

Pop term from the stack and attempt to continue… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id term expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: + num + id $ expr’ $ num id + - * / $**

<term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id expr’ $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: + num + id $ + expr $ num id + - * / $**

<term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id + expr $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: num + id $ expr $ num id + - * / $ expr**

<term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id expr $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: num + id $ term expr' $ num id + - * / $**

<factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id term expr' $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: num + id $ factor term’ expr' $ num id +**

- * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id factor term’ expr' $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: num + id $ num term’ expr' $ num id + - ***

/ $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id num term’ expr' $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: + id $ term’ expr' $ num id + - * / $**

<factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id term’ expr' $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: + id $ expr' $ num id + - * / $ expr**

<term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id expr' $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: + id $ + expr $ num id + - * / $ expr**

<term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id + expr $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id $ expr $ num id + - * / $ expr**

<term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id expr $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id $ term expr' $ num id + - * / $ expr**

<factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id term expr' $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id $ factor term' expr' $ num id + - * /**

*<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id factor term' expr' $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: id $ id term' expr' $ num id + - * / $**

<factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id id term' expr' $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: $ term' expr' $ num id + - * / $ expr**

<factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id term' expr' $

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**Parsing Using LL(1) Example: $ expr' $ num id + - * / $ expr**

<term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id expr' $

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**We did our best to continue parsing…**

Parsing Using LL(1) Example: $ We did our best to continue parsing… num id + - * / $ expr <expr> <term><expr'> (s) expr’ <expr’> +<expr> -<expr> ε (s) term <term> <factor><term’> term’ <term’> *<term> (s) /<term> (s) factor factor num factor id $

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**LL(k) Parsers We have already studies LL(1) parser**

With 1 token look-ahead We will touch briefly on LL(k) parsers With “k” tokens look-ahead This is useful since not all grammars are LL(1) compatible

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**LL(k) Parsers Consider the following grammar: First and Follow sets:**

<Z> ::= <X><Y><Z>| a | ab <Y> ::= c | ε <X> ::= a | b<Y>c First and Follow sets: FIRST(Z)={a,b} FOLLOW(Z)={$} FIRST(Y)={c, ε} FOLLOW(Y)={a,b,c} FIRST(X)={a,b} FOLLOW(X)={a,b,c}

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**LL(k) Parsers Grammar FIRST FOLLOW a b c $ X Y Z**

<Z> ::= <X><Y><Z>| a | ab <Y> ::= c | ε <X> ::= a | b<Y>c FIRST(Z)={a,b} FIRST(Y)={c, ε} FIRST(X)={a,b} FOLLOW(Z)={$} FOLLOW(Y)={a,b,c} FOLLOW(X)={a,b,c} a b c $ X Y Z

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**LL(k) Parsers Grammar FIRST FOLLOW a b c $ X Xa XbYc - Y Z**

<Z> ::= <X><Y><Z>| a | ab <Y> ::= c | ε <X> ::= a | b<Y>c FIRST(Z)={a,b} FIRST(Y)={c, ε} FIRST(X)={a,b} FOLLOW(Z)={$} FOLLOW(Y)={a,b,c} FOLLOW(X)={a,b,c} a b c $ X Xa XbYc - Y Z

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**LL(k) Parsers Grammar FIRST FOLLOW a b c $ X Xa XbYc - Y Yε Yc, Z**

<Z> ::= <X><Y><Z>| a | ab <Y> ::= c | ε <X> ::= a | b<Y>c FIRST(Z)={a,b} FIRST(Y)={c, ε} FIRST(X)={a,b} FOLLOW(Z)={$} FOLLOW(Y)={a,b,c} FOLLOW(X)={a,b,c} a b c $ X Xa XbYc - Y Yε Yc, Z

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**LL(k) Parsers Grammar FIRST FOLLOW a b c $ X Xa XbYc - Y Yε Yc, Z**

<Z> ::= <X><Y><Z>| a | ab <Y> ::= c | ε <X> ::= a | b<Y>c FIRST(Z)={a,b} FIRST(Y)={c, ε} FIRST(X)={a,b} FOLLOW(Z)={$} FOLLOW(Y)={a,b,c} FOLLOW(X)={a,b,c} a b c $ X Xa XbYc - Y Yε Yc, Z Za Zab ZXYZ Not an LL(1) Grammar

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**LL(k) Parsers We have shown that the above grammar is not LL(1)**

<Z> ::= <X><Y><Z>| a | ab <Y> ::= c | ε <X> ::= a | b<Y>c Grammar We have shown that the above grammar is not LL(1) Maybe it is an LL(2) grammar Re-create the sets FIRST(α) while considering a max of TWO terminals appearing first in a string derived from α Re-create the sets FOLLOW (α) while considering a max of TWO terminals appearing after α in a sentential form Make sure that a single production exists in every table cell

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Section 13 LR Parsing

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Topics Bottom Up parsing Right Most Derivation Shift and Reduce Operations LR Parsers

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**Top Down Parsing So far we have studied Top Down Parsing extensively**

Nonetheless, we have not seen Top Down Parsing with right most derivation We have worked exclusively so far with left most derivation We always eliminate non-terminals in the parsing tree from left to right

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**Right Most Derivation Derivation**

Grammar <expr> <term><expr’> <term>+<expr> <term>+<term><expr’> <term>+<term> <term>+<factor><term’> <term>+<factor> <term>+id <factor><term’>+id <factor>+id id+id Input String: id+id

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Bottom Up Parsing A bottom up parser builds a parsing tree starting from the input string Input string will constitute the leafs of the tree A parent node A can be added to the tree if: There exists several “parentless” neighboring nodes (n1, n2, … nn) for which there exists a production: <A> ::= n1n2 … nn A is added as the parent of nodes n1, n2, … nn This action is called REDUCTION

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**Reached the starting symbol!**

Bottom Up Parsing Example: Given the grammar: <A> ::= a<B> <B> ::= b | cd<B> And the input string: acdcdb We can build the parsing tree as follows: Reached the starting symbol! A B B B a c d c d b

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**LR Parser LR parser is a bottom up parser**

It provides a mechanism to build a parse tree incrementally, without backtracking Advantages of LR parsing (over LL parsing): No need to eliminate left recursion No need for left factoring The previous example of the bottom up parser lacks this predictive quality See example at the next slide…

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**non Predictive Bottom Up Parser**

Example: Given the grammar: <A> ::= a<B> | acd <B> ::= b | cd<B> And the same input string: acdcdb We can build the parsing tree as follows: Reached the starting symbol too early! We did not process the rest of the string… A a c d c d b

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Back to LR Parsers LR parsers rely on two main actions they perform during parsing: Shift: advances the input string by one symbol Reduce: we have discussed this action earlier (taking a group of symbols and reducing them to a single non-terminal) If the input string has no errors (is a sentence of the grammar): The parser continues to perform these actions until all of the input has been consumed At which point, the parse tree is complete, with the starting symbol as its root

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**LR Parsers LR parsers MUST know when to shift and when to reduce…**

This quality makes them predictive Prevents them from backtracking (avoids guessing) LR parsers often look ahead (rightwards) at the next scanned symbol, before deciding what to do with previously scanned ones

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Shift and Reduce LR Parsers split the sentential form into two parts: Analysed part: sequence of terminals and non-terminals Un-analyzed part: sequence of terminals For example, for the following sentential form: a A b c d Analyzed part Un-Analyzed part marker

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**Shift and Reduce a A b c d a A b c d a Z d**

Therefore, we define the operation: Shift: as moving the marker to the right a A b c d Reduce: as replacing a string in the right-most portion of the analyzed part by its equivalent non-terminal Suppose I have a production: <Z> ::= <A>bc a A b c d a Z d

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Using Shift And Reduce Consider the following grammar: <E> ::= <T> + <E> | <T> <T> ::= id*<T> | id | ( <E> ) Using Shift and Reduce operations, parse the following input string: id*id+id

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**Using Shift And Reduce Sentential Form Action id * id + id Shift**

Reduce using Tid id * T + id Reduce using Tid*T T + id T + T Reduce using ET T + E Reduce using ET+E E Grammar <E> ::= <T> + <E> | <T> <T> ::= id*<T> | id | ( <E> )

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**Using Shift And Reduce Incorrectly**

Sentential Form Action id * id + id Shift Reduce using Tid T * id + id T * T + id Reduce TE T * E + id T * E + T We are stuck! Grammar <E> ::= <T> + <E> | <T> <T> ::= id*<T> | id | ( <E> ) One bad operation and it’s all over…

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**LR Parser We now know how to shift and reduce!**

But we do not know when to shift and when to reduce Once we know that, we achieve our purpose of never backtracking

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Handle We reduce if the rightmost portion of the analysed part is a valid handle Otherwise, we shift Properties of the handle: Should match the right hand side of a production Its reduction should allow us to eventually reach the starting symbol Reducing the handle must constitute a step in the reverse direction of a right most top down derivation

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Handle Derivation Grammar <E> <T>+<E> <T>+<T> <T>+id id*<T>+id id*id+id <E> ::= <T> + <E> | <T> <T> ::= id*<T> | id | ( <E> ) Input String: id*id+id

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**Shift And Reduce with Handle**

Sentential Form Action id * id + id Shift Reduce using Tid id * T + id Reduce using Tid*T T + id T + T Reduce using ET T + E Reduce using ET+E E Grammar <E> ::= <T> + <E> | <T> <T> ::= id*<T> | id | ( <E> ) Derivation: <E> <T>+<E> <T>+<T> <T>+id id*<T>+id id*id+id

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**Introduction to Concurrency**

Section 14 Introduction to Concurrency

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Topics Concepts of concurrency Subprogram-level concurrency Semaphores Deadlocks

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**Concept of Concurrency**

Concurrency can be achieved at different levels: Instruction level Statement level Unit level Program level Concurrent execution of program units can be performed: Physically on separate processors, or Logically in some time-sliced fashion on a single processor computer system

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Why Study Concurrency? Computing systems solve real world problems, where things happen at the same time: Railway Networks (lots of trains running, but that have to synchronize on shared sections of track) Operating System, with lots of processes running concurrently Web servers Multiple processor or multi-core computers are now being widely used This creates the need for software to make effective use of that hardware capability

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**Subprogram-Level Concurrency**

A task is a unit of program that can be executed concurrently with other units of the same program Each task in a program can provide one thread of control A task can communicate with other tasks through: Shared nonlocal variables Message passing Parameters

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Synchronization A mechanism to control the order in which tasks execute Cooperation synchronization is required between task A and task B when: Task A must wait for task B to complete some specific activity before task A can continue execution Recall the producer-consumer petri net problem Competition synchronization is required between two tasks when: Both require the use of some resource that cannot be simultaneously used

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**The Need for Competition Synchronization**

Value of Total = 3 4 6 Task A Fetch Total Add 1 Store Total Task B Fetch Total Multiply by 2 Store Total Time

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**Critical Section A segment of code, in which the thread may be:**

Changing common variables, Updating a table, Writing to a file, Or updating any shared resource The execution of critical sections by the threads is mutually exclusive in time

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Task (Thread) States New: it has been created, but has not yet begun its execution Runnable or ready: it is ready to run, but is not currently running Running: it is currently executing, it has a processor and its code is being executed Blocked: it has been running, but its execution was interrupted by one of several different events Dead: no longer active in any sense

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Semaphores Semaphore is a technique used to control access to common resource for multiple tasks It is a data structure consisting of an integer and a queue that stores task descriptors A task that requires access to a critical section needs to “acquire” the semaphore Classically: a system of sending messages by holding the arms of two flags in certain positions according to an alphabetic code

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**Semaphores Two operations are always associated with Semaphores**

Operation “P” is used to get the semaphore, and “V” to release it P (proberen, meaning to test and decrement the integer) V (verhogen, meaning to increment) operation Alternatively, these operations are called: wait and release

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Semaphores Operating systems often distinguish between counting and binary semaphores The value of a counting semaphore can range over an unrestricted domain. The value of a binary semaphore can range only between 0 and 1

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Semaphores The general strategy for using a binary semaphore to control access to a critical section is as follows: Semaphore aSemaphore; P(aSemaphore); Critical section(); V(aSemaphore);

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**Cooperation Synchronization**

wait(aSemaphore); if aSemaphore’s counter > 0 then Decrement aSemaphore’s counter else Set the task’s state to blocked Put the caller in aSemaphore’s queue end

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**Cooperation Synchronization**

release(aSemaphore); if aSemaphore’s queue is empty then increment aSmaphore’s counter else set the state of the task at the queue head to ready Perform a dequeue operation end

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Deadlocks A law passed by the Kansas legislature early in 20th century: “…… When two trains approach each other at a crossing, both shall come to a full stop and neither shall start up again until the other has gone. ……”

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Deadlock Classic case of traffic deadlock. This is a gridlock where not vehicle can move forward to clear the traffic jam

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**Conditions for Deadlock**

Mutual exclusion: the act of allowing only one process to have access to a dedicated resource Hold-and-wait: there must be a process holding at least one resource and waiting to acquire additional ones that are currently being held by other processes No preemption: the lack of temporary reallocation of resources, can be released only voluntarily Circular waiting: each process involved in the impasse is waiting for another to voluntarily release the resource

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**Deadlock Example BinarySemaphore s1, s2; Task A: wait(s1)**

// access resource 1 wait (s2) // access resource 2 release(s2) release(s1) end task Task B: wait(s2) // access resource 2 wait(s1) // access resource 1 release(s1) release(s2) end task

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**Strategy for Handling Deadlocks**

Prevention: eliminate one of the necessary conditions Avoidance: avoid if the system knows ahead of time the sequence of resource quests associated with each active processes Detection: detect by building directed resource graphs and looking for circles Recovery: once detected, it must be untangled and the system returned to normal as quickly as possible Process termination Resource preemption

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Section 15 More on Concurrency

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Topics Monitors Monitor Examples Asynchronous Message Passing Synchronous Message Passing Intro to Java Threads

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Monitor A monitor is a set of multiple routines which are protected by a mutual exclusion lock None of the routines in the monitor can be executed by a thread until that thread acquires the lock Any other threads must wait for the thread that is currently executing to give up control of the lock

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Monitor A thread can actually suspend itself inside a monitor and then wait for an event to occur If this happens, then another thread is given the opportunity to enter the monitor Usually, a thread suspends itself while waiting for a condition During the wait, the thread temporarily gives up its exclusive access It must reacquire it after the condition has been met.

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Monitor vs Semaphore A semaphore is a simpler construct than a monitor because it’s just a lock that protects a shared resource Not a set of routes like a monitor An task must acquire (or wait for) a semaphore before accessing a shared resource A task must simply call a routine (or procedure) in the monitor in order access a shared resource When done, you do not have to release anything Remember you have to release semaphores (if you forget deadlock)

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**Competition Synchronization**

One of the most important features of monitors is that shared data is resident in the monitor All synchronization code is centralized in one location This is in contrast to being in the competing tasks The monitor guarantees synchronization by allowing access to only one task at time Remember that using counting semaphores, we are able to allow multiple tasks access, not necessarily only one Calls to monitor procedures are implicitly queued if the monitor is busy at the time of the call

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**Cooperation Synchronization**

Although mutually exclusive access to shared data is intrinsic with a monitor: Cooperation between processes is still the task of the programmer Programmer must guarantee that a shared buffer does not experience underflow or overflow

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Call procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: none

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Call procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: none

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: Task A

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Task C procedure_3 Call procedure_2 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: Task A

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Task C Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: Task A

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Call procedure_4 Task C Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: Task A

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Task B Task C Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: Task A

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A return procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Task B Task C Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: Task A

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Task B Task C Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: none

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Task B Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: Task C

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 return Task B Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: Task C

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Task B Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: none

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**Example of Using Monitor**

Task A procedure_1 Queue Task B procedure_2 Task C procedure_3 Task D procedure_4 Monitor Owner: Task B

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**Example: A Shared Buffer**

MONITOR: BufferMonitor const bufferSize = 100 buffer = array [0.. bufferSize-1] next_in = 0, next_out = 0, filled = 0 procedure void deposit (item ) begin while filled == bufferSize then wait() // blocks thread in the monitor end buffer[next_in] = item next_in = (next_in + 1) mod bufferSize filled = filled + 1 signal() // free a task that has been waiting on a condition end procedure

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**Example: A Shared Buffer**

procedure Item fetch() begin while filled == 0 then wait() // block thread in the monitor end item = buffer[next_out] next_out = (next_out + 1) mod bufferSize filled = filled – 1 signal() // free a task that has been waiting on a condition return item end procedure

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**Example: A Shared Buffer**

Producer Consumer Task Producer begin Loop Forever // produce new item … bufferMonitor.deposit(newItem) end End Task Task Consumer begin Loop Forever newItem = bufferMonitor.fetch() // consume new item … end End Task

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Message Passing Message passing means that one process sends a message to another process and then continues its local processing The message may take some time to get to the other process The message may be stored in the input queue of the destination process If the latter is not immediately ready to receive the message

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Message Passing The message is received by the destination process, when: The latter arrives at a point in its local processing where it is ready to receive messages. This is known as asynchronous message passing (because sending and receiving is not at the same time) communication is a form of message passing…

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**Asynchronous Message Passing**

Blocking send and receive operations: A receiver will be blocked if it arrives at the point where it may receive messages and no message is waiting. A sender may get blocked if there is no room in the message queue between the sender and the receiver However, in many cases, one assumes arbitrary long queues, which means that the sender will almost never be blocked

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**Asynchronous Message Passing**

Non-blocking send and receive operations: Send and receive operations always return immediately They return a status value which could indicate that no message has arrived at the receiver The receiver may test whether a message is waiting and possibly do some other processing.

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**Synchronous Message Passing**

One assumes that sending and receiving takes place at the same time There is often no need for an intermediate buffer This is also called rendezvous and implies closer synchronization: The combined send-and-receive operation can only occur if both parties are ready to do their part. The sending process may have to wait for the receiving process, or the receiving process may have to wait for the sending one.

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**Rendezvous (Not as romantic as it sounds!)**

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Multiple Threads A thread is a flow of execution, with a beginning and an end, of a task in a program With Java, multiple threads from a program can be launched concurrently Multiple threads can be executed in multiprocessor systems, and single- processor systems Multithreading can make program more responsive, interactive, as well as enhance performance

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**Thread Groups A thread group is a set of threads**

Some programs contain quite a few threads with similar functionality We can group them together and perform operations in the entire group E.g., we can suspend or resume all of the threads in a group at the same time.

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**Using Thread Groups Construct a thread group:**

ThreadGroup g = new ThreadGroup(“thread group”); Place a thread in a thread group: Thread t = new Thread(g, new ThreadClass(),”this thread”); Find out how many threads in a group are currently running: System.out.println(“the number of runnable threads in the group “ + g.activeCount()); Find which group a thread belongs to: theGroup = myThread.getThreadGroup();

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**Priorities The priories of threads need not all be the same**

The default thread priority is: NORM_PRIORITY(5) The priority is an integer number between 1 and 10, where: MAX_PRIORITY(10) MIN_PRIORITY(1) You can use: setPriority(int): change the priority of this thread getPriority(): return this thread’s priority