Accession Number:

ADA460381

Title:

Is N-Best Dead?

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BBN SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES CORP CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

We developed a faster search algorithm that avoids the use of the N-Best paradigm until after more powerful knowledge sources have been used. We found, however, that there was little or no decrease in word errors. We then showed that the use of the N-Best paradigm is still essential for the use of still more powerful knowledge sources, and for several other purposes that are outlined in the paper.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE