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An introduction to ANTL and domain-specific languages
Terence Parr, CS Professor & Grad Director, University of San Francisco
Date & Time: July 26, 2005 15:00
Venue: SIC 301, 3rd Floor, KReSIT
Most people think of grammars and parser generators in terms of building compilers, yet the number of language recognition and translation tasks dwarfs the number of compilers being built. In this lecture, Terence Parr illustrates the wide applicability of parser generators to domain specific languages and other recognition and translation tasks. ANTLR codifies what programmers do naturally by hand, thereby placing the power of formal languages in the hands of the average programmer. This lecture is a practical introduction to ANTLR and uses numerous examples to demonstrate the power of simple grammars and their use in a variety of common tasks.
Speaker Profile:
Creator, ANTLR Parser
Generator, http://www.antlr.org
Cofounder, http://www.jguru.com

Biography of speaker:

Terence Parr is a professor of computer science and graduate program director at the University of San Francisco where he continues to work on his ANTLR parser generator, http://www.antlr.org. Terence recentlyreturned from years in industry where he co-founded jGuru.com. He herded programmers and implemented the large jGuru developers web site, during which time he developed and refined the StringTemplate engine. Terence has consulted for and held various technical positions at companies such as IBM, Lockheed Missiles and Space, NeXT, and Renault Automation. Terence holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Army High-Performance Computing Research Center at the University of Minnesota where he built parallelizing FORTRAN source-to-source translators.
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