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DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.SLATE.2013.155
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Pereira, Maria João Varanda ; Oliveira, Nuno ; Cruz, Daniela da ; Henriques, Pedro Rangel

Choosing Grammars to Support Language Processing Courses

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Teaching Language Processing courses is a hard task. The level of abstraction inherent to some of the basic concepts in the area and the technical skills required to implement efficient processors are responsible for the number of students that do not learn the subject and do not succeed to finish the course.

In this paper we intend to list the main concepts involved in Language Processing subject, and identify the skills required to learn them. In this context, it is feasible to identify the difficulties that lead students to fail. This enables us to suggest some pragmatic ways to overcome those troubles. We will focus on the grammars suitable to motivate students and help them to learn easily the basic concepts. After identifying the characteristics of such grammars, some examples are presented to make concrete and clear our proposal. The contribution of this paper is the systematic way we approach the process of teaching Language Processing courses towards a successful learning activity.

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  author =	{Maria Jo{\~a}o Varanda Pereira and Nuno Oliveira and Daniela da Cruz and Pedro Rangel Henriques},
  title =	{{Choosing Grammars to Support Language Processing Courses}},
  booktitle =	{2nd Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies},
  pages =	{155--168},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-52-1},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2013},
  volume =	{29},
  editor =	{Jos{\'e} Paulo Leal and Ricardo Rocha and Alberto Sim{\~o}es},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-40369},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.SLATE.2013.155},
  annote =	{Keywords: Teaching Language Processing, Domain Specific Languages, Grammars}

Keywords: Teaching Language Processing, Domain Specific Languages, Grammars
Collection: 2nd Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies
Issue Date: 2013
Date of publication: 05.06.2013

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