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Author Chakraborty, Pinaki ♦ Saxena, P. C. ♦ Katti, C. P.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Pedagogical tool ♦ Automata simulator
Abstract Automata theory is an important subject in computer science and quite consequently, simulation of automata for pedagogical purposes is an important topic in computer science education research. This article reviews the major initiatives in the field of simulation of automata in the last five decades with emphasis on those automata simulators actually used at universities for teaching. A classification of the automata simulators on the basis of their design paradigms has been developed where they have been classified broadly into language based automata simulators and visualization centric automata simulators. Some salient trends in the research on simulation of automata are also identified. The article concludes with an advocacy for continuing research on simulation of automata and integration of automata simulators in teaching.
Description Affiliation: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (Chakraborty, Pinaki; Saxena, P. C.; Katti, C. P.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Inroads
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 4
Page Count 12
Starting Page 59
Ending Page 70


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Source: ACM Digital Library