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RCD, or Favoring. The View from the Candidate Set. Candidate Set with desired Optimum ω K = ω k1 k2 k3  . Leads to ERC set ARG = ω ~ k1 ω ~ k2 ω ~ k3    . From Candidates to ERCS. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

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RCD, or Favoring

The View from the Candidate Set

Candidate Set with desired Optimum ω

K = ω

k1

k2

k3

ARG = ω ~ k1

ω ~ k2

ω ~ k3



 

From Candidates to ERCS
Satisfaction Guaranteed

To say that an ERC [ω ~ k] is satisfied by a ranking

• Is to say that candidate k has been dismissed as demonstrably inferior to ω
• If we satisfy a set of ERCS A, we have shown that the desired optimum is better than anything else in the underlying candidate set from which A arises.
The Eye of the Optimum
• Look at a constraint C from the P.O.V. of the desired optimum.
• The ordering relations in the candidate set simplify to have only three distinct classes:

C

L: a,b,c,… the things that beat ω

e: ω,d,f,… those that look the same

W: g,h,k,… those ω beats

RCD Ranks
• The essential ranking move is to amalgamate into a stratum every constraint that can be safely ranked.
• These fuse to W or e --- they never supply a ‘leading L’
RCD Eliminates
• We then eliminate every ERC which supplies W to a constraint in the stratum.
• What is the underlying candidate set for this ERC group?
• C
• L: a,b,c,… the things that beat it
• e: ω,d,f,… those that look the same
• W: g,h,k,… those it beats
RCD Eliminates
• We then eliminate every ERC which supplies W to a constraint in the stratum.
• What is the underlying candidate set for this ERC group?
• C
• L: a,b,c,… the things that beat it
• e: ω,d,f,… those that look the same
• W: g,h,k,… those ω beats
Candidates Filtered

The W group includes all those candidates that are worse than, beaten by, the optimum over the stratal constraints:

• C
• L: a,b,c,… the things that beat it
• e: ω,d,f,… those that look the same
• W: g,h,k,… those ω beats
Recursing Onward

We continue with the set of ERCS that bear e everywhere in the stratum --- the unsolved ‘residue’ of the stratum.

What candidates are these ERCs based on?

• C
• L: a,b,c,… the things that beat it
• e: ω,d,f,… those that look the same
• W: g,h,k,… those it beats
Recursing Onward

We continue with the set of ERCS that award e in the stratum --- the unsolved ‘residue’ of the stratum.

What candidates are these ERCs based on?

• C
• L: a,b,c,… the things that beat it
• e: ω,d,f,…those that look the same
• W: g,h,k,… those it beats
Onward with the Equals
• We continue with those candidates that are equal to the desired optimum on every constraint in the stratum.
• These suboptimal status of these residual candidates is not explained by any constraint in the stratum.
• They are the unexplained ‘residue’.
Summary
• RCD pulls to the front all those constraints in which the desired optimum ω sits at the very top of the order imposed by the constraint on the cand. set.
• Any ERC constructed from the cand. set will show W or e on these C’s.The desired optimum ωeither beats or is the same as everybody on such C’s.
• We dismiss all candidates beaten by ω.
• Wecontinue with those just-as-good-asω, trying to find constraints to defeat them.
The Favoring Hierarchy
• This view sees the RCD hierarchy as one that favors ω at every stage to the degree possible.
• See Samek-Lodovici & Prince 1999.
• At each stage, we look to grab those constraints for which ω is at the top – those which ‘favor’ it.
• If ω is favored all the way through, it wins!
• A ‘residue’ is the collection of still-viable competitors
And FRed?
• With the reminder that in FRed, we never lump constraints into strata
• We pursue the unexplained residue for each constraint separately
• Because we want to know everything about its relations to other constraints