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formal language

n
1. (Logic) a language designed for use in situations in which natural language is unsuitable, as for example in mathematics, logic, or computer programming. The symbols and formulas of such languages stand in precisely specified syntactic and semantic relations to one another
2. (Logic) logic a logistic system for which an interpretation is provided: distinguished from formal calculus in that the semantics enable it to be regarded as about some subject matter
Translations
formální jazyk
Formale Sprache
formalni jezik
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The Arabic language also was listed as one of the formal languages in the United Nations (UN) after a suggestion from Morocco, Libya, and Saudi Arabia.
The aim of this project is to apply the topological methods provided by Stone duality to the study of the expressive power of logic in describing formal languages of both finite and infinite words.
Formal Languages and Computation: Models and Their Applications
Formal languages for computer simulation; transdisciplinary models and applications.
One of the disadvantages of these approaches is that formal languages despite they are more precise, they are not popular in practice for initial models.
This paper uses the Grelling-Nelson paradox to show that natural language is indefinitely extensible, which has two important consequences: (1) it cannot be formalized and (2) model theoretic semantics, standard for formal languages, is not suitable for it.
The syntactic level concerns expressions of a formal (or natural) language alone, irrespective of external structures that might be used to give it meaning; the semantic level concerns concepts that link the language with external structures; and the model-theoretic level concerns the external structures themselves irrespective of formal languages that may be used to describe them.
Formal languages used in mathematics, logic and computer science are defined in syntactic terms and they do not have any meaning until they are given some interpretation using additional (available to the subject) information from a context.
Second biggest group of approaches suggest the using of the formal languages, nonetheless the fact that formal techniques are not yet very popular in the industrial software development community.
Characterizing his study as a mathematical monograph, he says it can serve as an auxiliary textbook for a senior undergraduate course on algorithms, automata, formal languages, and computation; or as a core text for a separate graduate course.
The opinion that a diagram is fallible and may only provide the starting point for a formal proof based on formal languages is considered, and balanced against the pedagogical need for proofs that explain the feasibility of the result under consideration, and the need to develop the spatial reasoning and spatial sense of one's students.
If in this exhibition formal languages were expanded according to their own rules, then it was always with the knowledge that these forms are not only the layered residue of history but also forms that have had concrete cultural-historical and subculturally specific meanings.

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