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Automata

Jeffrey Ullman Stanford University @Coursera
Class Start: TBA
Duration: 6 weeks
Approximate Workload: 8-10 hours/week
Level: intermediate
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This course covers finite automata, context-free grammars, Turing machines, undecidable problems, and intractable problems (NP-completeness).
Categories: [Computer Science]

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2013-12-15
As the other reviewer stated, the lectures are too long , and the concepts advanced is a very rapid fashion.
However i would say , i don't have a computer science or maths background. It was useful for quality information on automata

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Anonymous (Singapore, Singapore) , 2012-12-30
This course covers following topics : finite automata (deterministic, non-deterministic), regular expressions, context-free grammars and languages, Turing machines, decidability, and P and NP problems. The course closely follows the book “Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation” by John Hopcroft, Rajeev Motwani and Jeffrey Ullman. I found the book more interesting than video lectures that , in my opinion, were too long and sometimes boring. Last two weeks, again, in my opinion, were rushed and I didn't really understand P and NP problems. That said, I'm glad I took this course and satisfied my interest in regular languages and context-free grammars.

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