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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Function

Function

Chapter:
Function
Source:
Software Studies
Author(s):

Derek Robinson

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0014

This chapter examines the concept of function in software studies, which is called functional programming. This concept involves mathematical parameters like “plus,” “square root,” and other arithmetic operations. The chapter then defines the function through a symbolic expression and describes the historical background of the concept. The discussion then moves to the various types of functions involved in computational linguistics. The chapter examines the representation of functions as mappings and shows the relationship with logic operators.

Keywords:   functional programming, arithmetic operations, symbolic expressions, computational linguistics, logic operators

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