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Title:Statistical learning theory and linguistic typology: a learnability perspective on OT's strict domination
Authors: Emile Enguehard, Edward Flemming, Giorgio Magri
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
Article:Version 1