"I introduce the notion of a partial derivative of a regular expression, and demonstrate an implementation (in clojure), and show how it can easily allow for capabilities not normally provided in most regex libraries.
Note: there will be no math, only code.
This talk is based on the paper "Regular expression derivatives re-examined (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mpi-sws.org%2F~turon%2Fre-deriv.pdf&ei=340HVJ39KcnIggTesoKADg&usg=AFQjCNE6ucEJ7FSSm7GXN6v2JADbBfBMVQ&bvm=bv[masked],d.eXY)" by Owens, Reppy, and Turon.
Slides and source code will be available before the talk- URLs posted to the list when they're available (need to finish writing them first).
Pizza and refreshments generously provided by Meetup..