is a linguistic model proposed by Geraldine Legendre
, Yoshiro Miyata
, and Paul Smolensky
in 1990. It is a connectionist
approach to modeling linguistic well-formedness
. More recently, Harmonic Grammar has been used to refer more generally to models of language that use weighted constraints, including ones that are not explicitly connectionist – see e.g. Pater (2009) and Potts et al. (2010).