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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 previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1989)

Volume 44 - Supplement 9: BASIC to Zambia: National Legal Deposit Library of by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily

The distinction between semantics and syntax is facilitated by a further distinction , between abstract syntax and concrete syntax. Application layer protocol specifies, for example, what action a target system is to take upon receiving a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1989)

Volume 20 - Supplement 5: Automatic Placement and Floorplanning for VLSI Circuits to Parallel Processing by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Semantics, Abstract Syntax ...

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 previewInternet Security Dictionary (2002)

by Vir V. Phoha

Abstract Syntax Notation 1 An ISO standard for data representation and data structure definitions. More details of AB- STRACT SYNTAX NOTATION 1 (ASN.1) may be obtained from access The opportunity to make use of ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

ABSTRACT SYNTAX: An electronic transmission description method of basic medical data or other information element types. ABUSE: CPT errors to upgrade codes for additional medical reimbursement but without purposeful fraudulent intent ...

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 ...

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