Cross-Lingual Lexical Triggers in Statistical Language Modeling

  title={Cross-Lingual Lexical Triggers in Statistical Language Modeling},
  author={Woosung Kim and Sanjeev Khudanpur},
We propose new methods to take advantage of text in resource-rich languages to sharpen statistical language models in resource-deficient languages. We achieve this through an extension of the method of lexical triggers to the cross-language problem, and by developing a likelihoodbased adaptation scheme for combining a trigger model with an -gram model. We describe the application of such language models for automatic speech recognition. By exploiting a side-corpus of contemporaneous English… CONTINUE READING
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