Multi-class composite N-gram language model

Hirofumi Yamamoto, Shuntaro Isogai, Yoshinori Sagisaka

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A new language model is proposed to cope with the scarcity of training data. The proposed multi-class N-gram achieves an accurate word prediction capability and high reliability with a small number of model parameters by clustering words multi-dimensionally into classes, where the left and right context are independently treated. Each multiple class is assigned by a grouping process based on the left and right neighboring characteristics. Furthermore, by introducing frequent word successions to partially include higher order statistics, multi-class N-grams are extended to more efficient multi-class composite N-grams. In comparison to conventional word tri-grams, the multi-class composite N-grams achieved 9.5% lower perplexity and a 16% lower word error rate in a speech recognition experiment with a 40% smaller parameter size.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)369-379
ページ数11
ジャーナルSpeech Communication
41
発行部数2-3
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2003 10 1
外部発表Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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