Automatic correction of syntax-errors in programming languages

@article{Lvy1974AutomaticCO,
  title={Automatic correction of syntax-errors in programming languages},
  author={J.-P. L{\'e}vy},
  journal={Acta Informatica},
  year={1974},
  volume={4},
  pages={271-292}
}
A formal model for automatic error-correction is presented. It considers clusters of errors, using a local context to determine the corrections. The process can be embedded in left-to-right recognizers. The recognizer is used for standard syntax checking. When an error is detected, an error correction mechanism is activated which, by a limited backward then forward move, determines the possible corrections. An important aspect of this process is that it does not slow down the parsing of correct… CONTINUE READING
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