[SRILM User List] OOV terminology

yangyang shi shiyang1983 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 13:18:45 PDT 2013

Hi Joris,

Is this a type of cut-off? If you set cut-off == 3, that means the words
occurs less than 3 times will be considered as OOV.


Yangyang Shi

On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM, Joris Pelemans <
Joris.Pelemans at esat.kuleuven.be> wrote:

> Hello all,
> My question is perhaps a little bit of topic, but I'm hoping for your
> cooperation, since it's LM related.
> Say we have a training corpus with lexicon V_train. Since some of the
> words have near-zero counts, we choose to exclude them from our LM. This
> gives us a new lexicon, let's call it V_final. However this also gives us
> two types of OOV words: those not in V_train and those not in V_final. I
> was wondering whether there are standard terms in the literature for these
> two types of OOVs. I have read my share of papers, but none of them seem to
> make this distinction.
> Kind regards,
> Joris
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