The automata theory is a branch of theoretical computer science that deals with the study of automata (model computers ) and with the problems that these automata can solve .
It is an important tool in computability theory and complexity theory . It finds practical application in the design of lexical scanners and parsers in compiler construction as well as for the design of programming languages .
Automata theory deals with formal languages and formal grammars , which, among other things, a. typified by the Chomsky hierarchy , and with models for automata that can process such languages, in particular finite automata , push-down automata , cellular automata, and Turing machines .
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