Term rewriting systems developed out of mathematical logic and are an important part of theoretical computer science. They consist of sequences of discrete transformation steps where one term is replaced with another and have applications in many areas, from functional programming to automatic theorem proving and computer algebra. This 2003 book starts at an elementary level with the earlier chapters providing a foundation for the rest of the work. Much of the advanced material appeared here for the first time in book form. Subjects treated include orthogonality, termination, completion, lambda calculus, higher-order rewriting, infinitary rewriting and term graph rewriting. Many exercises are included with selected solutions provided on the web. A comprehensive bibliography makes this book ideal both for teaching and research. A chapter is included presenting applications of term rewriting systems, with many pointers to actual implementations.
Genre: Computers, Editor: Cambridge University Press, Pages: 926 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0521391156

Jean-Pierre Jouannaud has played a leading role in the field of rewriting and its technology. This Festschrift volume, published to honor him on his 60th Birthday, includes 13 refereed papers by leading researchers, current and former colleagues. The papers are grouped in thematic sections on Rewriting Foundations, Proof and Computation, and a final section entitled Towards Safety and Security.
Genre: Computers, Editor: Springer Science & Business Media, Pages: 286 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783540731467

This book examines comic book adaptations of Aristophanes’ plays in order to shed light on how and why humour travels across cultures and time. Forging links between modern languages, translation and the study of comics, it analyses the Greek originals and their English translations and offers a unique, language-led research agenda for cultural flows, and the systematic analysis of textual norms in a multimodal environment. It will appeal to students and scholars of Modern Languages, Translation Studies, Comics Studies, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature.
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines, Editor: Springer, Pages: 189 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783030195274

This volume contains the proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Rewriting Logic and its Applications (WRLA 2010) that was held in Paphos, Cyprus, March 20–21, 2010, as a satellite workshop of the European Joint C- ferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS 2010). Rewriting logic is a natural semantic framework for representing conc- rency,parallelism,communicationandinteraction,aswellasbeing anexpressive (meta)logical framework for representing logics. It can then be used for spe- fying a wide range of systems and programming languages in various appli- tion ?elds. In recent years, several executable speci?cation languages based on rewriting logic (ASF+SDF, CafeOBJ, ELAN, Maude) have been designed and implemented. The aim of the WRLA workshop series is to bring together - searchers with a common interest in rewriting logic and its applications, and to give them the opportunity to present their recent works, discuss future research directions, and exchange ideas. Previous WRLA workshops were held in Asilomar (1996), Pont-a-Mousson ` (1998), Kanazawa (2000), Pisa (2002), Barcelona (2004), Vienna (2006), and Budapest (2008), and their proceedings have been published inElectronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science. In addition, selected papers from WRLA 1996 have been published in a special issue of Theoretical Computer Science,and selected papers from WRLA 2004 appeared in a special issue of Higher-Order and Symbolic Computation.
Genre: Computers, Editor: Springer Science & Business Media, Pages: 272 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783642163098

This book presents a collection of revised refereed papers selected from the presentations accepted for the Second International Workshop on Higher-Order Algebra, Logic, and Term Rewriting, HOA '95, held in Paderborn, Germany, in September 1995. The 14 research papers included, together with an invited paper by Jan Willem Klop, report state-of-the-art results; the relevant theoretical aspects are addressed, and in addition existing proof systems and term rewriting systems are discussed.
Genre: Computers, Editor: Springer Science & Business Media, Pages: 38 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 3540612548

The refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications, RTA 2003, held in Valencia, Spain in June 2003. The 26 revised regular papers and 6 system descriptions presented together with 3 invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. All current aspects of rewriting are addressed.
Genre: Computers, Editor: Springer, Pages: 518 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783540448815

The 18th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications, held in Paris, France in June 2007, featured presentations and discussions centering on some of the latest advances in the field. This volume presents the proceedings from that meeting. Papers cover current research on all aspects of rewriting, including applications, foundational issues, frameworks, implementations, and semantics.
Genre: Computers, Editor: Springer, Pages: 422 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783540734499

Including topics as diverse as feminism and its relationship to the marketplace, plagiarism and copyright, silence and forgetting, and myth in a digital age, this book explores the role of rewriting within feminist literature from the 1970s onwards in relation to the theme of cultural memory.
Genre: Literary Criticism, Editor: Springer, Pages: 239 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780230294639

WrestleCrap: The Very Worst of Professional Wrestling examines some of the ridiculously horrible characters and storylines that pro wrestling promoters have subjected their fans to over the past twenty years. Why would any sane person think that having two grown men fight over a turkey was actually a reasonable idea' Was George Ringo, the Wrestling Beatle, really the best gimmick that a major promotional organization could come up with' And who would charge fans to watch a wrestler named the Gobbeldy Gooker emerge from an egg' In an attempt to answer such questions and figure out just what the promoters were thinking, authors Randy Baer and R.D. Reynolds go beyond what wrestling fans saw on the screen and delve into the mindset of those in the production booth. In some instances, the motivations driving the spectacle prove even more laughable than what was actually seen in the ring. Covering such entertainment catastrophes as an evil one-eyed midget and a wrestler from the mystical land of Oz, not to mention the utterly comprehensible Turkey-on-a-Pole match (a gimmick which AWA fans might recall), WrestleCrap is hysterically merciless in its evaluation of such organizations as the WCW and the WWF. This retrospective look at the wrestling world's misguided attempts to attract viewers will leave wrestling fans and critics alike in stitches.
Genre: Humor, Editor: ECW Press, Pages: 269 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1554905443

An innovative and elegant new biography of John Milton from an acclaimed Oxford professor John Milton was once essential reading for visionaries and revolutionaries, from William Blake to Ben Franklin. Now, however, he has become a literary institution—intimidating rather than inspiring. In Making Darkness Light, Oxford professor Joe Moshenska rediscovers a poet whose rich contradictions confound his monumental image. Immersing ourselves in the rhythms and textures of Milton’s world, we move from the music of his childhood home to his encounter with Galileo in Florence into his idiosyncratic belief system and his strange, electrifying imagination. Making Darkness Light will change the way we think about Milton, the place of his writings in his life, and his life in history. It is also a book about Milton’s place in our times: about our relationship with the Western canon, about why and how we read, and about what happens when we let someone else’s ideas inflect our own.
Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Editor: Basic Books, Pages: 464 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781541620698