PP-2001-15: Bi-Directional Optimality Theory: An Application of Game Theory

PP-2001-15: Dekker, Paul and van Rooy, Robert (2001) Bi-Directional Optimality Theory: An Application of Game Theory. [Report]

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Optimality Theory catches on in linguistics, first in phonology, then
in syntax, and recently also at the semantics / pragmatics
interface. In this paper we point at some parallels between some
principles employed in optimality theoretic interpretation, and some
notions from the well studied field of Game Theory. Optimality
theoretic interpretation can be defined as what we call an
"interpretation game", and optimality itself can be viewed
as a solution concept for a game. More in particular, optimality can
be characterized in terms of the game-theoretical notion of a `Nash

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2001-15
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2001
Uncontrolled Keywords: semantics pragmatics interface, game theory, optimality theory
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/57

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