CENG 280 Homework 5 Solved

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Question 1 (20 points)

G1 = {V, Σ, R, S} where V = {0, 1, S, A, B}, Σ = {0, 1} and R is;
S → A|B
A → 0A1|ϵ
B → 1B0|ϵ
a) (10 points) What does G1 represent? Answer with one sentence.
b) (10 points) Is G1 ambiguous? If yes, why?

Question 2 (30 points)

G2 = {V, Σ, R, S} where V = {a, b, S, A, B}, Σ = {a, b} and R is;
S → AB
A → aA|a|ϵ
B → bB|b|ϵ
a) (10 points) Show that G2 is ambiguous.
b) (10 points) Give an unambiguous grammar for L(G2).
c) (10 points) Give the leftmost derivation of the string abbb from the grammar you have constructed
for part b and draw the corresponding parse tree.

Question 3 (50 points)

a) (30 points) Show that the following languages are deterministic context-free.
i) L1 = {camb
| m ̸= n} ∪ {damb
2m | m ≥ 0}
ii) L2 = {a
| m ̸= n} ∪ {a
mdb2m | m ≥ 0}
b) (20 points) Consider the following classes of languages:
i) Regular
ii) Context-free
iii) The class of the complements of context-free languages
iv) Deterministic context-free

Give a Venn diagram of these classes, so that inclusions, intersections, etc. of classes are reflected accurately.
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