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Efficiency and Complexity in Grammars$
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John A. Hawkins

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199252695

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252695.001.0001

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Defining the Efficiency Principles and their Predictions

Defining the Efficiency Principles and their Predictions

(p.31) 3 Defining the Efficiency Principles and their Predictions
Efficiency and Complexity in Grammars

John A. Hawkins (Contributor Webpage)

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The previous chapter introduced the basic logic of the efficiency principles to be proposed — Minimize Domains, Minimize Forms, and Maximize On-line Processing — and gave some informal examples of their application. This chapter defines these principles and their prediction. Various subsidiary principles will also be introduced in this chapter.

Keywords:   efficiency principles, Minimize Domains, Minimize Forms, Maximize On-line Processing, performance, grammars

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