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- John Goldsmith, Jason Riggle, Elisabeth Selkirk
- 2008

The topic of the syntax-phonology interface is broad, encompassing different submodules of grammar and interactions of these. This chapter addresses one fundamental aspect of the syntax-phonology interface in detail: the relation between syntactic constituency and the prosodic constituent domains for sentence-level phonological and phonetic phenomena. Two… (More)

2004 iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS When I met Ed Stabler I was electrified by the types questions that he was asking of linguistic theories and even more so by the fact that he seemed to have an idea of how to answer those questions. Without his insight and generous assistance this dissertation would not have been written. I have also been extremely lucky to have… (More)

- Joe Pater, Christopher Potts, +6 authors Jason Riggle
- 2006

We show that Harmonic Grammars (HGs) translate into linear systems and are thus solvable using the simplex algorithm, an efficient, widely-deployed optimization algorithm that is guaranteed to deliver the optimal solution if there is one and to detect when no solution exists. Our associated software package HaLP provides a practical tool for studying even… (More)

Idsardi (2006) claims that Optimality Theory (OT; Prince and Smolensky 1993, 2004) is “in general computationally intractable” on the basis of a proof adapted from Eisner (1997a). We take issue with this conclusion on two grounds. First, the intractability result holds only in cases where the constraint set is not fixed in advance (contra usual definitions… (More)

- Joe Pater, Paul Boersma, Paul Smolenksy, Colin Wilson, Jason Riggle, John McCarthy
- 2013

This paper explores the relative merits of constraint ranking versus weighting in the context of a major outstanding learnability problem in phonology: learning in the face of hidden structure. Specifically, the paper examines a well-known approach to the structural ambiguity problem, Robust Interpretive Parsing (RIP; Tesar and Smolensky 1998), focusing on… (More)

- ERIC BAKOVIĆ, John Goldsmith, Jason Riggle, Alan C. L. Yu
- 2013

Few notions in phonological theory have received as much attention in the literature as opacity. In the almost 40 years since Kiparsky (1971, 1976) offered the defi nition given in (1), the bulk of the attention paid to opacity has been relatively recent and has been fueled by the fi eld’s massive (but incomplete) shift from the rule-based serialism… (More)

- Jason Riggle
- 2009

In Optimality Theory, a contender is a candidate that is optimal under some ranking of the constraints. When the candidate generating function Gen and all of the constraints are rational (i.e., representable with (weighted) finite state automata) it is possible to generate the entire set of contenders for a given input form in much the same way that optima… (More)

- Jason Riggle
- Computational Linguistics
- 2009

Given a constraint set with k constraints in the framework of Optimality Theory (OT), what is its capacity as a classification scheme for linguistic data? One useful measure of this capacity is the size of the largest data set of which each subset is consistent with a different grammar hypothesis. This measure is known as the Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension… (More)

- Toni Borowsky, Shigeto Kawahara, +7 authors Patrick Pratt
- 2010

This paper introduces serial Harmonic Grammar, a version of Optimality Theory (OT; Prince and Smolensky 1993/2004) that reverses two of Prince and Smolensky’s basic architectural decisions. One is their choice of constraint ranking over the numerically weighted constraints of its predecessor, Harmonic Grammar (HG; Legendre, Miyata and Smolensky 1990; see… (More)

This paper offers a study of vowel harmony in Finnish as an example of how information theoretic concepts can be employed in order to better understand the nature of phonological structure. The probability assigned by a phonological model to corpus is used as a means to evaluate how good such a model is, and information theoretic methods allow us to… (More)