|Regular Expression Software firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-02-17)|
|From:||email@example.com (Mark Hopkins)|
|Keywords:||tools, DFA, lex|
|Date:||Thu, 17 Feb 1994 09:19:30 GMT|
Source and documentation for:
regular expression -> finite automata conversion,
regular language accquisition,
and a grep-like filter using extended regular expression notation
are all available. The grep-like filter literally stands out on its own.
With the inclusion of the Interleave Product (A^B, e.g. ab^c = cab+acb+abc)
you have a notation so powerful that it can even process anagrams. For
rex -i "<(n^a^p^o^l^e^o^n)>" /usr/dict/words
will find any anagram of Napoleon from the dictionary (the -i option makes
the search case-insensitive).
All the methods used are a revival of the ancient Brzozowski methods,
heavily algebraic in nature, but which somehow fell into disuse before
the Modern Era (> 1964).
Source can be obtained by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(or perhaps someone will be willing to devote some space at a FTP site?).
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