Compiling language models from a linguistically motivated unification grammar

Manny Rayner, Beth Ann Hockey, Frankie James, Elizabeth Owen Bratt, Sharon Goldwater, Jean Mark Gawron

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Systems now exist which are able to compile unification grammars into language models that can be included in a speech recognizer, but it is so far unclear whether non-trivial linguistically principled grammars can be used for this purpose. We describe a series of experiments which investigate the question empirically, by incrementally constructing a grammar and discovering what problems emerge when successively larger versions are compiled into finite state graph representations and used as language models for a medium-vocabulary recognition task.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th conference on Computational linguistics - Volume 2
Place of PublicationStroudsburg, PA, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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