Inferring Context-Free Grammars for Domain-Specific Languages

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@Article{Crepinsek:2006:ENTCS,
  author =       "Matej Crepinsek and Marjan Mernik and 
                 Barrett R. Bryant and Faizan Javed and Alan Sprague",
  title =        "Inferring Context-Free Grammars for Domain-Specific
                 Languages",
  journal =      "Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science",
  year =         "2005",
  volume =       "141",
  number =       "4",
  pages =        "99--116",
  month =        "12 " # dec,
  note =         "Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Language
                 Descriptions, Tools, and Applications (LDTA 2005)",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Grammar
                 induction, Grammar inference, Learning from positive
                 and negative examples, Exhaustive search",
  ISSN =         "1571-0661",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1016/j.entcs.2005.02.055",
  abstract =     "In the area of programming languages, context-free
                 grammars (CFGs) are of special importance since almost
                 all programming languages employ CFG's in their design.
                 Recent approaches to CFG induction are not able to
                 infer context-free grammars for general-purpose
                 programming languages. In this paper it is shown that
                 syntax of a small domain-specific language can be
                 inferred from positive and negative programs provided
                 by domain experts. In our work we are using the genetic
                 programming approach in grammatical inference.
                 Grammar-specific heuristic operators and nonrandom
                 construction of the initial population are proposed to
                 achieve this task. Suitability of the approach is shown
                 by examples where underlying context-free grammars are
                 successfully inferred.",
}

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