A small workshop on computational aspects of phonology is held at the University of Groningen (RUG), the Netherlands, on December 8, 2006. The workshop is open to anyone, but we kindly ask you to register not later than December 4. Should you have any question, please feel free to contact Tamás Bíró at birot @ nytud.hu
Harmony Building, H13.309 (Multimediazaal)
Oude Kijk in't Jatstraat 26, 9712 EK Groningen.
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|Chair: Dicky Gilbers|
|9:30||Opening: John Nerbonne|
|9:40||Tamas Biro (ACLC, Universiteit van Amsterdam):|
|Simulated Annealing for Optimality Theory: A performance model for phonology|
|10:20||Bart Cramer and John Nerbonne (CLCG, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen):|
|Scaling Minimal Generalization|
Chair: Petra Hendriks
|11:30||Gerhard Jäger (Universität Bielefeld):|
|Exemplar dynamics and George Price's General Theory of Selection|
In a paper from the early seventies -- that was only published posthumously in 1995 -- the mathematical geneticist George Price laid out the foundations for a program that he called "a general theory of selection". His aim was a mathematical framework which can serve to describe all kinds of evolutionary processes, from gene selection in biology to political processes in human societies. The evolution of grammars was explicitly mentioned as one of the potential applications.
|12:10||Paul Boersma (ACLC, Universiteit van Amsterdam):|
|The emergence of markedness|
Chair: Gosse Bouma
|14:30||Adam Albright (MIT, Cambridge, MA):|
|Modeling gradient phonotactic well-formedness as grammatical competence|
|15:30||Closing and coffee|
If you intend to participate in the workshop, please register before December 4, in order to facilitate organisation.
Information Science/Humanities Computing
Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG)
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG)
From Wilbert Heeringa's page:
A list of hotels in Groningen (please note that the prices are outdated).
Thanks to Gerlof Bouma for the design.