The Iterative Learning of Phonological Constraints

  title={The Iterative Learning of Phonological Constraints},
  author={T. Mark Ellison},
From the earliest days of generative grammar, developing a general method for grammar acquisition has been a major goal of linguistic theory. Chomsky (1975) proposed that grammars be selected for their simplicity: the simplest grammar which fits the data is the best one. At that time, no computationally useful definition of simplicity has been available. Recently, the method variously known as minimum message length or minimum description length has proved very successful in selecting between… CONTINUE READING
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