Similarities or differences: it's a matter of semantics
Computer programming languages, much like other languages, can be characterised by both syntax and semantics. Syntax refers to the actual string of characters that comprise a programme. Semantics provides an abstraction, an overarching meaning of the programme, ignoring details and typically focussing on the relationship between input and output. Comparisons of programmes have generally relied on comparing their similarities or evaluating whether their meanings are the same. The EU-funded DIAPASoN project is studying differences rather than similarities between programmes through the lens of common frameworks used to define programme semantics.
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Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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