Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Formal Languages and Abstract Machines BSM 301 5 3 + 0 3 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. NEJAT YUMUŞAK
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. NEJAT YUMUŞAK, Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SÜMEYYE KAYNAK,
Course Assistants Expert Ziynet YILMAZ
Course Category
Course Objective Aim of this course is to present mathematical methods concerning design of programming languages and to make tools possible for acceptance conditions of a program which is written in a particular program language
Course Content Basic mathematics for languages,Regular expression and sets,Deterministic and nondeterministic automata,gramer and languages,Regular languages,context free languages, recovering gramer and normal forms, pushdown automata ,Turing machine,Top-down parsing, classification of languages, LL(k) Languages and LR(k) languages, Shif-Reduce and Recursive-decent parsing methods
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Realization of language designs Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
2 Create compiler designs Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
3 Realization of automata Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Performance Task, Testing, Project / Design,
4 Express relation of automata with computer hardware Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework, Project / Design, Performance Task,
5 Express problems of languages and solving them Lecture, Question-Answer, Oral Exam,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Matematical notastions and techniques
2 Regular expressions and regular languages
3 Determininistic Finite automata
4 Nondeterministic finite automata
5 Grammar and languages
6 Regular and nonregular languages
7 Context free grammars and languages
8 Normal forms
9 Pushdown automata
10 Turing machines
11 Example of Turing machines
12 Top-down parsing
13 Bottom-up parsing
14 LL(k) and LR(k) grammars
Course Notes Lecture Notes
Course Resources 1. Prof.Dr.Ünal Yarımağan, "Özdevinirler (Otomatlar) Kuramı ve Biçimsel diller", 1. baskı, Bıçaklar kitabevi, 2003.
2. Dan Simovici, Richard L. Tenney, "Theory of formal languages with applications"
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have sufficient foundations on engineering subjects such as science and discrete mathematics, probability/statistics; an ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge of these subjects together for engineering solutions, X
2 An ability to determine, describe, formulate and solve engineering problems; for this purpose, an ability to select and apply proper analytic and modeling methods,al background in describing, formulating, modeling and analyzing the engineering problem, with a consideration for appropriate analytical solutions in all necessary situations X
3 An ability to select and use modern techniques and tools for engineering applications; an ability to use information technologies efficiently, X
4 An ability to analyze a system, a component or a process and design a system under real limits to meet desired needs; in this direction, an ability to apply modern design methods,
5 An ability to design, conduct experiment, collect data, analyze and comment on the results and consciousness of becoming a volunteer on research,
6 Understanding, awareness of administration, control, development and security/reliability issues about information technologies,
7 An ability to work efficiently in multidisciplinary teams, self confidence to take responsibility,
8 An ability to present himself/herself or a problem with oral/written techniques and have efficient communication skills; know at least one extra language,
9 An awareness about importance of lifelong learning; an ability to update his/her knowledge continuously by means of following advances in science and technology,
10 Understanding, practicing of professional and ethical responsibilities, an ability to disseminate this responsibility on society,
11 An understanding of project management, workplace applications, health issues of laborers, environment and job safety; an awareness about legal consequences of engineering applications,
12 An understanding universal and local effects of engineering solutions; awareness of entrepreneurial and innovation and to have knowledge about contemporary problems.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Ödev 20
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 126
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.04
dersAKTSKredisi 4