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In the context of compilers, which of the following is/are $\text{NOT}$ an intermediate representation of the source program?

2. Abstract Syntax Tree $\text{(AST)}$
3. Control Flow Graph $\text{(CFG)}$
4. Symbol table

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Is it an MSQ?

Symbol table
is a data structure created and maintained by compilers in order to store info about occurrences of various entities like variable names, function names, objects, classes and interface.

Various forms of intermediate representation of code include Postfix Notation, Three address code ( x = y op z), Syntax Tree, DAG.
Abstract Syntax Tree
is a condensed version of syntax tree/parse tree more to with program than the compiler.

Parse Tree and Syntax Tree:

Control Flow Graph is used in optimization phase of compiler,each basic block consists of linear code, the next block to access is determined by the last instruction of the current block.

An Example,

     goto L2
L1:
t0 := 3 >> x
t1 := y / t0
x := t1
if y == 0 goto L3
t2 := x - 3
print t2
L3:
L2:
t4 := 4 * y
x := t4 < t5
if t5 != 0 goto L1

See:

Symbol table is not an intermediate representation

This question was of how many marks ?
I also think , the answer was C and D.

As it is given in the Ullman

8.4 Basic Blocks and Flow Graphs

This section introduces a graph representation of intermediate code.

so OPTION D is correct.

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As stated above, the answer should be C and D