Today in the lab meeting, Dan Fass will be leading the discussion. The title of his talk is “A Selected Review of N-gram Research and Two Proposals”. Here is a brief description of his talk:
N-grams are widely used in NLP applications such as statistical machine translation, speech recognition, optical character recognition, and spelling correction. Three research groups are notable for developing n-grams that combine lexical and syntactic information of various types. A representation for n-gram information is proposed that attempts to reconcile differences between those n-grams, along with a classification underpinning the proposed representation and others. Potential applications and extensions of the representation are briefly described.