Surgery in language learning

Bruce Tesar, John Alderete, Graham Horwood, Koichi Nishitani, Nazarre Merchant, Alan Prince

Blurb: Demonstration of how inconsistency detection can be used to learn lexical representations in tandem with learning constraint rankings in OT grammars.

Keywords: surgery learning, computational learning, Optimality Theory, lexical stress, inconsistency detection

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Full citation: Tesar, Bruce, John Alderete, Graham Horwood, Koichi Nishitani, Nazarre Merchant, Alan Prince. 2003. Surgery in language learning. In Gina Garding and Mimu Tsujimura (eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 22, pp. 477-490. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.