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# Homework 01

Due Wednesday, 13 October, 10:10am. Please Hand it in to Hossein before the beginning of the exercise session.

## Problem 1

Given an alphabet , we define the language double as . Prove that double is regular if and only if contains exactly one symbol.

## Problem 2

Let rtail be a function that returns all the symbols of a string except the last one. For example, rtail(Lexer) = Lexe. rtail is undefined for an empty string. If is a regular expression, then applies the function to all the elements. For example, .

Prove that is regular if is not nullable.

Bonus part: Let denote the length of the string . Let be a regular language. Is the language always regular?

## Problem 3

Let be any deterministic finite automaton. Assume that contains exactly states. Show that if it accepts at least one string of length or greater then the accepted language is infinite.

## Problem 4

Find a regular expression that generates all the alternating sequences of 0 and 1 with arbitrary length. For example, the alternating sequences of length one are 0 and 1, length two are 01 and 10, length three are 010 and 101. Note that no two adjacent character can be the same in an alternating sequence.

## Problem 5

Construct a DFA for the language of nested parenthesis with a maximal nesting depth of 3. For example, ε, ()(), (()(())) and (()())()(), but not (((()))) or (()(()(()))).

## Problem 6

a) A lexical analyzer uses the following regular grammar for tokenizing the input string .

S -> #A | !# | !
A -> !  | #B | ε
B -> #B | !

Determine how the input string '###!' is tokenized.

b) One way to describe the longest match rule is to give priority to the production rules. Give a suitable priority level to the rules of the grammar so that it returns the longest matched tokens.