OT-Help 2 provides tools for studying language typology in parallel and serial versions of Optimality Theory and Harmonic Grammar.

The parallel component provides solvers for OT and HG as well as typology calculators facilitating easy comparison of theories.

The serial components allow users to define their own operations in Gen and constraints in Con. These operations and constraints are used to compute the typology for a list of inputs. New hypotheses about Gen and Con can be evaluated quickly and easily. These typologies can be computed for both serial OT (Harmonic Serialism) or serial HG (serial Harmonic Grammar).


Contact information

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About OT-Help

OT-Help 2.0 is by Robert Staubs, Michael Becker, Christopher Potts, Patrick Pratt, John J. McCarthy, and Joe Pater. You may cite it as follows: OT-Help uses code from HaLP, JavaTableau, and OT-Help 1.2: OT-Help's linear programming solver is from the OR-Objects package from http://www.opsresearch.com/, freely available at http://www.opsresearch.com/cgi-bin/freeware.cgi/or124.jar.

The development of OT-Help 1 was funded by a Faculty Research Grant from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the development of OT-Help 2 was funded by grant BCS-0813829 from the National Science Foundation to the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

© 2010 UMass Amherst Linguistics Department.
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