Local Languages and the Berry-Sethi Algorithm

  title={Local Languages and the Berry-Sethi Algorithm},
  author={Jean Berstel and Jean-{\'E}ric Pin},
  journal={Theor. Comput. Sci.},
One of the basic tasks in compiler construction, document processing, hypertext software and similar projects is the efficient construction of a finite automaton from a given rational (regular) expression. The aim of the present paper is togive an exposition and a formal proof of the background for the algorithm of Berry and Sethi relating the computation involved to a well-known family of recognizable languages, the local languages. 
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