TY - RPRT
T1 - On the interpretation of recursive program schemes
T3 - Saarbrücken, 1974
A1 - Nivat,Maurice
Y1 - 2011/07/13
N2 - This paper extends a previous paper [8] where we described a semantics for monadic recursive program schemes (also called Scott-de Bakker schemes). The method consists in considering program schemes as rewriting systems which generate subsets of a free magma and defining a mapping of such subsets in a proper domain of functions. In our previous paper, dealing with a simple case, the combinatorial properties on which the whole construction relies were well known or at least immediate corollaries of wellknown results in the theory of context-free languages. In the present case, the rewriting systems which we are led to consider, and which in a very naturalway could be called algebraic rewriting systems or grammars on a free magma, have been little considered in the literature and we need establish first a number of results concerning such systems. This is done in a first part of this paper. Afterwards we establish the link between such rewriting systems and recursive program schemes, define the function computed by such a scheme under a given discrete interpretation and apply the results of part I to show the equivalence of one definition of this function with the classical definitions : the operational semantics as described for example in [3], Kleene's definition of recursive function [2], the fix-point semantics as it can be found in [5], [6] or [10].
CY - Saarbrücken
PB - Saarländische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
AD - Postfach 151141, 66041 Saarbrücken
UR - http://scidok.sulb.uni-saarland.de/volltexte/2011/3957
ER -