LINGUIST List 21.396

Mon Jan 25 2010

Software: OTKit: new software for Optimality Theory

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        1.    Tamas Biro, OTKit: new software for Optimality Theory

Message 1: OTKit: new software for Optimality Theory
Date: 22-Jan-2010
From: Tamas Biro <>
Subject: OTKit: new software for Optimality Theory
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OTKit: Tools for Optimality Theory

OTKit is a new software package containing tools for Optimality Theory. Itincludes a user interface and a Java library. The user of the interface candefine a number of elements (forms, candidates, Gen functions, constraints,hierarchies...) and run experiments with them, such as calculating thegrammatical forms or draw tableaux. The Java package offers correspondingclasses to Java programmers.

Version 1.0 of OTKit is still in an experimental phase. The user interfaceoffers only tools for modeling linguistic competence, while the Javalibrary already contains certain tools for research on performance andlearning, as well. The user interface also includes a script language(still under development), and an XML format to save elements.

For more information, or to download the latest version, please visit thewebsite of OTKit:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics                             Phonology                             Syntax

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