Emile Enguehard, Edward Flemming, Giorgio Magri (2017) – Statistical learning theory and linguistic typology: a learnability perspective on OT’s strict domination

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ROA: 1330
Title: Statistical learning theory and linguistic typology: a learnability perspective on OT’s strict domination
Authors: Emile Enguehard, Edward Flemming, Giorgio Magri
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Abstract: This paper develops a learnability argument for strict domination by looking at the generalization error of learners trained on OT and HG target grammars. The argument is based on both a review of error bounds in the recent statistical learning literature and simulation results on realistic phonological test cases.
Type: Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords: constraint-based phonology; strict domination; harmonic grammar; learnability; generalization error; binary classification
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