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Recommended Citation: Finkbine, R B.  The COBOL DFA Tool.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2003, v 20 (San Diego): §3234. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 2(10). ISSN: 1545-679X.)


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Ronald B. Finkbine    [a1] [a2]
Indiana University Southeast    [u1] [u2]
New Albany, Indiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

Common today in Computer Information Systems (CIS) education programs are two types of analysis for software development, top-down and object-oriented. Often overlooked is state transition analysis. In an effort to introduce students to the concept of deterministic finite automata, an advance programming in COBOL course completed a final project of building a DFA tool in COBOL.

Keywords: deterministic finite automata, finite automata, DFA, FA, finite state machine, FSM

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