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ABSTRACT REWRITING SYSTEM [1 record]

Record 1 2020-10-30

English

Subject field(s)
  • Computer Programs and Programming
DEF

... the process of deriving or transforming data by means of rules.

OBS

An abstract reduction system (ARS) is the most general (unidimensional) notion about specifying a set of objects and rules that can be applied to transform them. More recently, authors use the term abstract rewriting system as well. (The preference for the word "reduction" here instead of "rewriting" constitutes a departure from the uniform use of "rewriting" in the names of systems that are particularizations of ARS. Because the word "reduction" does not appear in the names of more specialized systems, in older texts reduction system is a synonym for ARS).

Key term(s)
  • abstract re-writing system
  • abstract re-write system

French

Domaine(s)
  • Programmes et programmation (Informatique)

Spanish

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