ERIC Number: ED048759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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AUTO: An Automation Simulator.
Gold, Bennett Alan
In order to devise an aid for the teaching of formal languages and automata theory, a system was developed which allows a student to design, test, and change automata in an interactive manner. This process permits the user to observe the step-by-step operation of a defined automaton and to correct or alter its operation. Thus, the need for lengthy and tedious hand simulations is eliminated. AUTO is an automaton simulator program implemented under IBM 360/67 TSS (time-sharing system). It is capable of simulating any user-defined determanistic or nondetermanistic finite automaton, pushdown automaton, Turing machine (a mathematical abstraction of a device which provides a model for computerlike procedures), or procedural Turing machine. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Digital Computers, Information Theory, Interaction, Mathematical Models, Models, Programing, Programing Languages, Simulation
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-717 589, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Authoring Institution: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Note: Thesis submitted to the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California