Deleted interpolation

Andreas Stolcke stolcke at
Fri Nov 19 08:41:28 PST 2004

In message <20041119113148.9476ab65 at>you wrote:
> Is deleted interpolation according to Jelinek's Method supported in SRILM.
> Can anyone give me some details?

Deleted interpolation is not implemented in SRILM, the reason being mainly
that hardly anybody uses it these days.  Other smoothing methods that don't 
require held-out data (like Kneser-Ney) have been shown to be almost 
always superior (cf. the Chen & Goodman paper on smoothing methods).


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