The Practical Value of N-grams Is in Generation

  title={The Practical Value of N-grams Is in Generation},
  author={Irene Langkilde-Geary and Kevin Knight},
We examine the practical s~'nergy between symbolic and statistical language processing in a generator called Nitrogen. The analysis provides insight into the kinds of linguistic decisions that bigram frequency statistics can make, and how it improves scalability.. We also discuss the limits of bigram statistical knowledge. We focus on specific examples of Nitrogen's output. 1 I n t r o d u c t i o n Langkilde and Knight (1998) introduced Nitrogen, a system that implements a new style of… CONTINUE READING
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