Andreas Stolcke stolcke at
Mon Sep 8 09:50:11 PDT 2008

Christine de Bond wrote:
> Hello,
> I tried out:
> ngram-count   -write-vocab vocab.txt   -text input.txt
> and in the resulting file there is an entry " -pau- " which is not in my input.txt.
> Does anybody know where this pau comes from and what it means?
It's a predefine vocabulary item used to represent nonspeech (eg., in 
This word does not take up any probability mass so it doesn't interfere 
with the LM building.


> Best regards,
> Christine

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