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Title:Some Notes on the Formal Properties of Bidirectional Optimality Theory
Authors:Gerhard Jaeger
Abstract:In this paper, we discuss some formal properties of the model of
bidirectional Optimality Theory that was developed in
Blutner 2000. We investigate the conditions under which
bidirectional optimization is a well-defined notion, and we give a
conceptually simpler reformulation of Blutner's definition. In the
second part of the paper, we show that bidirectional optimization
can be modeled by means of finite state techniques. There we rely
heavily on the related work of Frank and Satta 1998 about
unidirectional optimization.
Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:Formal Analysis
Article:Version 1