XML Proposal and its Application in Vaucanson



The XML Proposal presented at CIAA 2005 (Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata) and updated by Florent Teronnes has some lacks. For example, labels with regular expressions were not clearly defined. Our work has for objective to finalize the proposal of a universal description format for automata to make communication between various tools easier. The second part of our work is to update Vaucanson to support this new format, with a reimplementation of its XML parser. It allowed us to change our parser from a DOM model to a SAX one, reducing memory usage and improving Vaucanson's input performances.