Backus-naur-form meaning

Also known as Backus normal form, it was the first metalanguage to define programming languages. Introduced by John Backus in 1959 to describe the ALGOL 58 language, it was enhanced by Peter Naur and used to define ALGOL 60.
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(computing) A formal notation for context-free grammars.
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Origin of backus-naur-form

  • From the names of computer science pioneers John Backus and Peter Naur.
    From Wiktionary