Another Look at the Data Sparsity Problem

@inproceedings{Allison2006AnotherLA,
  title={Another Look at the Data Sparsity Problem},
  author={Ben Allison and David Guthrie and Louise Guthrie},
  booktitle={TSD},
  year={2006}
}
Performance on a statistical language processing task relies upon accurate information being found in a corpus. However, it is known (and this paper will confirm) that many perfectly valid word sequences do not appear in training corpora. The percentage of n-grams in a test document which are seen in a training corpus is defined as n-gram coverage, and work in the speech processing community [7] has shown that there is a correlation between n-gram coverage and word error rate (WER) on a speech… CONTINUE READING
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