[SRILM User List] Using srilm as Memory Jogger

Andreas Stolcke stolcke at icsi.berkeley.edu
Fri Feb 3 11:03:45 PST 2012

Sorry, such functionality is not built into SRILM, and would have to be 
built on top of it by querying various probability models that 
incorporate the co-occurance of words.   Personally I don't experience 
with this type of application but someone else on the list might.


On 2/2/2012 7:24 AM, John Day wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
>   Can you (or the group) tell me if srilm could be used to query 
> language models in such a way as to 'narrow down' the search for a 
> "partially known word" where the context of its usage is known. By 
> "partially known" I mean hints such as word prefixes or endings are 
> known. The "context of usage" is equivalent, I think, to stating that 
> the likelihood of the hidden word is increased if it is preceded or 
> followed by a given set of words associated with some topic.
> So I would like to 'leverage' srilm and language model queries by 
> using topic models to suggest some words associated with a certain topic.
> For example, find the most likely words, that begin with "st", given a 
> "context set" (suggested by some 'sociology' topic model) containing 
> the words "neighborhood, behavior, customs, environment".
> Does that make sense? Do you think srilm could be used to execute a 
> query like that?
> Thanks,
> John Day
> Palm Bay, Florida
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