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LALR (1) Parsing:

LALR refers to the lookahead LR. To construct the LALR (1) parsing table, we use the canonical collection of LR (1) items.

In the LALR (1) parsing, the LR (1) items which have same productions but different look ahead are combined to form a single set of items

LALR (1) parsing is same as the CLR (1) parsing, only difference in the parsing table.

Example

LALR ( 1 ) Grammar

Add Augment Production, insert '•' symbol at the first position for every production in G and also add the look ahead.

I0 State:

Add Augment production to the I0 State and Compute the ClosureL

I0 = Closure (S` → •S)

Add all productions starting with S in to I0 State because "•" is followed by the non-terminal. So, the I0 State becomes

I0 = S` → •S, $
        S → •AA, $

Add all productions starting with A in modified I0 State because "•" is followed by the non-terminal. So, the I0 State becomes.

I0= S` → •S, $
       S → •AA, $
       A → •aA, a/b
       A → •b, a/b

I1= Go to (I0, S) = closure (S` → S•, $) = S` → S•, $
I2= Go to (I0, A) = closure ( S → A•A, $ )

Add all productions starting with A in I2 State because "•" is followed by the non-terminal. So, the I2 State becomes

I2= S → A•A, $
       A → •aA, $
       A → •b, $

I3= Go to (I0, a) = Closure ( A → a•A, a/b )

Add all productions starting with A in I3 State because "•" is followed by the non-terminal. So, the I3 State becomes

I3= A → a•A, a/b
       A → •aA, a/b
       A → •b, a/b

Go to (I3, a) = Closure (A → a•A, a/b) = (same as I3)
Go to (I3, b) = Closure (A → b•, a/b) = (same as I4)

I4= Go to (I0, b) = closure ( A → b•, a/b) = A → b•, a/b
I5= Go to (I2, A) = Closure (S → AA•, $) =S → AA•, $
I6= Go to (I2, a) = Closure (A → a•A, $)

Add all productions starting with A in I6 State because "•" is followed by the non-terminal. So, the I6 State becomes

I6 = A → a•A, $
       A → •aA, $
       A → •b, $

Go to (I6, a) = Closure (A → a•A, $) = (same as I6)
Go to (I6, b) = Closure (A → b•, $) = (same as I7)

I7= Go to (I2, b) = Closure (A → b•, $) = A → b•, $
I8= Go to (I3, A) = Closure (A → aA•, a/b) = A → aA•, a/b
I9= Go to (I6, A) = Closure (A → aA•, $) A → aA•, $

If we analyze then LR (0) items of I3 and I6 are same but they differ only in their lookahead.

I3 = { A → a•A, a/b
      A → •aA, a/b
      A → •b, a/b
       }

I6= { A → a•A, $
      A → •aA, $
      A → •b, $
      }

Clearly I3 and I6 are same in their LR (0) items but differ in their lookahead, so we can combine them and called as I36.

I36 = { A → a•A, a/b/$
       A → •aA, a/b/$
       A → •b, a/b/$
        }

The I4 and I7 are same but they differ only in their look ahead, so we can combine them and called as I47.

I47 = {A → b•, a/b/$}

The I8 and I9 are same but they differ only in their look ahead, so we can combine them and called as I89.

I89 = {A → aA•, a/b/$}

Drawing DFA:

LALR (1) Parsing

LALR (1) Parsing table:

LALR (1) Parsing 1




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