Algorithm Design for Deterministic Finite Automata for a Given Regular Language with Prefix Strings

Rashandeep Singh, Dr. Gulshan Goyal
2022 Journal of scientific research  
Computer Science and Engineering have given us the field of automata theory, one of the largest areas that is concerned with the efficiency of an algorithm in solving a problem on a computational model. Various classes of formal languages are represented using Chomsky hierarchy. These languages are described as a set of specific strings over a given alphabet and can be described using state or transition diagrams. The state/transition diagram for regular languages is called a finite automaton
more » ... ich is used in compiler design for recognition of tokens. Other applications of finite automata include pattern matching, speech and text processing, CPU machine operations, etc. The construction of finite automata is a complicated and challenging process as there is no fixed mathematical approach that exists for designing Deterministic Finite Automata (DFA) and handling the validations for acceptance or rejection of strings. Consequently, it is difficult to represent the DFA's transition table and graph. Novel learners in the field of theoretical computer science often feel difficulty in designing of DFA The present paper proposes an algorithm for designing of deterministic finite automata (DFA) for a regular language with a given prefix. The proposed method further aims to simplify the lexical analysis process of compiler design.
doi:10.37398/jsr.2022.660203 fatcat:lkokfoxdn5ampku7rkmicot4ei