OT learning 2.8. Asking for one output

To ask the grammar to produce a single output for a specified input form, you can choose OTGrammar: Input to output.... The command window will ask you to provide an input form and the strength of the noise (the standard value is 2.0 again). This will perform an evaluation and write the result into the Info window.

If you are viewing the grammar in the OTGrammarEditor, you will see the disharmonies change, and if the grammar allows variation, you will see that the winner in the tableau in the editor varies with the winner shown in the Info window.

Since the editor shows more information than the Info window, this command is not very useful except for purposes of scripting. See the following page for some related but more useful commands.

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