Difference Between Ambiguous and Unambiguous Grammar-
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Some of the important differences between ambiguous grammar and unambiguous grammar are-
|Ambiguous Grammar||Unambiguous Grammar|
|A grammar is said to be ambiguous if for at least one string generated by it, it produces more than one-
||A grammar is said to be unambiguous if for all the strings generated by it, it produces exactly one-
|For ambiguous grammar, leftmost derivation and rightmost derivation represents different parse trees.||For unambiguous grammar, leftmost derivation and rightmost derivation represents the same parse tree.|
|Ambiguous grammar contains less number of non-terminals.||Unambiguous grammar contains more number of non-terminals.|
|For ambiguous grammar, length of parse tree is less.||For unambiguous grammar, length of parse tree is large.|
|Ambiguous grammar is faster than unambiguous grammar in the derivation of a tree.
(Reason is above 2 points)
|Unambiguous grammar is slower than ambiguous grammar in the derivation of a tree.|
E → E + E / E x E / id
E → E + T / T
T → T x F / F
F → id
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