Compiler and Language-Processing Tools

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Information about this lecture can be found in KIS (Lecture / Exercise / Kis-Office) and in the Module Handbook.

The lecture will be held in English.

Topics of the Lecture

  • Syntax specification of programming and formal languages
  • Lexical analysis: scanning, scanner generation, application of scanner generators
  • Context free analyses: parsing, parser generation, application of parser generators
  • Design and use of abstract syntax
  • Context sensitive analysis: name analysis, type analysis, attribution techniques and tools
  • Processing of XML documents
  • Compilation techniques for procedural and object-oriented languages
  • Intermediate languages for compilation
  • Semantical aspects and optimization techniques
  • Instruction selection
  • Register assignment
  • Code generation
  • Automatic memory management and garbage collection


  • Good programming knowledge in Java (or similar language)



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