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Learnability in optimality theory

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Learnability in optimality theory
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Tesar
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Bruce
Affiliation
Linguistics, Rutgers University
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author
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Smolensky
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Paul
Affiliation
The Johns Hopkins University
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author
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Linguistics
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School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) (New Brunswick)
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Article, Refereed
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Peer reviewed
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1998
Abstract (type = Abstract)
In this article we show how Optimality Theory yields a highly general Constraint Demotion principle for grammar learning. The resulting learning procedure specifically exploits the grammatical structure of Optimality Theory, independent of the content of substantive constraints defining any given grammatical module. We decompose the learning problem and present formal results for a central subproblem, deducing the constraint ranking particular to a target language, given structural descriptions of positive examples. The structure imposed on the space of possible grammars by Optimality Theory allows efficient convergence to a correct grammar. We discuss implications for learning from overt data only, as well as other learning issues. We argue that Optimality Theory promotes confluence of the demands of more effective learnability and deeper linguistic explanation.
Language
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English
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1 online resource (41 pages) : illustrations
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Topic
Optimality theory
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Topic
Learning
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Acquisition
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Computational linguistics
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1998
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Linguistic Inquiry
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Journal
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229-268
Identifier (type = volume and issue)
29(2)
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/002438998553734
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Tesar, Bruce
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rucore30163600001
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Identifier (type = doi)
doi:10.7282/t3-ytfd-jx94
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Multiple author license v. 1
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I hereby grant to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers) the non-exclusive right to retain, reproduce, and distribute the deposited work (Work) in whole or in part, in and from its electronic format, without fee. This agreement does not represent a transfer of copyright to Rutgers.Rutgers may make and keep more than one copy of the Work for purposes of security, backup, preservation, and access and may migrate the Work to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation and access in the future. Rutgers will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this agreement, to the Work.I represent and warrant to Rutgers that the Work is my original work. I also represent that the Work does not, to the best of my knowledge, infringe or violate any rights of others.I further represent and warrant that I have obtained all necessary rights to permit Rutgers to reproduce and distribute the Work and that any third-party owned content is clearly identified and acknowledged within the Work.By granting this license, I acknowledge that I have read and agreed to the terms of this agreement and all related RUcore and Rutgers policies.
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