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Abstract syntax


The abstract syntax of data is its structure described as a data type, independent of any particular representation or encoding. This is particularly used in the representation of text in computer languages, which are generally stored in a tree structure as an abstract syntax tree. Abstract syntax, which only consists of the structure of data, is contrasted with concrete syntax, which also includes information about the representation. For example, concrete syntax includes features like parentheses or commas which are not included in the abstract syntax, as they are implicit in the structure.

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Google previewField-Coupled Nanocomputing (2014)

Paradigms, Progress, and Perspectives by Neal G. Anderson, Sanjukta Bhanja

A parse tree for a source code is called Abstract Syntax Tree (AST). The syntax is 'abstract' in the sense that it does not represent every detail that appears in the real syntax. 3.4 Parsing Expression Grammar Definition Parsing Expression ...

Google previewASN.1 (2001)

Communication Between Heterogeneous Systems by Olivier Dubuisson

encoding component, we choose the alternative: • single-ASNl-type if the abstract syntax is an ASN.l type and if the data are encoded with the same transfer syntax as the active presentation context; q octet-aligned for a value that encodes in ...

Google previewControlled Natural Language (2014)

4th International Workshop, CNL 2014, Galway, Ireland, August 20-22, 2014, Proceedings by Brian Davis, Kaarel Kaljurand, Tobias Kuhn

The abstract syntax is a system of trees. The concrete syntax is a re- versible mapping from trees to strings and records, reminiscent of feature structures in unification-based grammar formalisms. The separation between abstract and concrete ...

Google previewSmart Card Handbook (2004)

by Wolfgang Rankl, Wolfgang Effing

It is called Abstract Syntax Notation 1, or ASN.1 for short. This is a coding- independent description of data objects, originally developed for transmitting data between different computer systems. An alternative to ASN.1 would be using ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (2000)

by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Rose Abstract Syntax. in The Open Book— A Practical Perspective on OSf. Prentice- HalL Englewood Cliffs. NJ. 1990. 21. T. Danielsen. "AAM — The AMtGO Activity ModeL" in Computer Based Group Communication: The AM1CO ...

Google previewComputer Technology Encyclopedia (2008)

by Michael Graves

abstract syntax The type of data that is to be moved ...

Google previewDictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology (2000)

by Philip A. Laplante

abstract syntax a general representation of a programming language or language constructs is typically specified by an abstract syntax in ...

Google previewThe Froehlich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (1997)

Volume 15 - Radio Astronomy to Submarine Cable Systems by Fritz E. Froehlich, Allen Kent

l (Abstract Syntax Notation One) definitions, which are ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin Weik

See abstract syntax. See also semanteme, semantics. syntax notation one: See abstract syntax notation One. synthesizer: See frequency synthesizer, speech synthesizer. synthesizing: See frequency synthesizing, speech synthesizing.

Google previewTalal Abu-Ghazaleh ICT Dictionary = معجم طلال أبو غزالة لتقنية المعلومات و الإتصالات (2013)

by منصور الطوالبة

معجم طلال أبوغزاله لتقنية المعلومات والاتصالات Abstract Syntax تركيب نصي تجريدي: وصف البنية معطيات مستقل عن وصف بنية أجهزة الحاسوب وعن البرمجيات المستخدمة. Abstract Syntax Notation One :الترميز الأول للتركيب النصي التجريدي ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2010)

by Ramesh Bangia

Abstract Syntax Notation One The ISO standard notation for independent specification of data types and structures for syntax conversion. Acronym: ASN.l. See also data type, ISO, syntax. abstract syntax tree A treelike representation of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

A notation commonly used to define abstract syntax and semantics of the data structures (formats), to convey messages in computer communication (similar to XSD, but using a simpler syntax and allowing binary as well as XML encodings of ...

Google previewHIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, Third Edition (2013)


Abstract syntax A formal description method that allows data types relevant to an application to be specified in terms of other data types, ...

Google previewDictionary of it Terms (2009)

by S.k.bansal

Abstract Syntax Notation One: Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.l) is a standard way to describe a message (a unit of 4 Abstract Window Toolkit application data) that can be sent.

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