Jon Dehdari

Universit├Ąt des Saarlandes

Graduate Project Seminar on
Statistical Language Modeling

Instructor: Dr. Jon Dehdari

Summer 2015

Statistical language modeling, which provides probabilities for linguistic utterances, is a vital component in machine translation, automatic speech recognition, information retrieval, and many other language technologies. In this project seminar we will work in small groups to identify a shortcoming of an existing language model (or LM implementation), make a novel modification to overcome the shortcoming, compare experimental results of the new method with the existing baseline, and discuss the results. It'll be fun.


  1. Course Organization
  2. Research Organization and Collaboration Using Git
  3. Idea and Team Formation
  4. Proposal Draft
    • Due: about June 2
  5. Implementation
    • Due: about June 30
  6. Experiments
    • Due: about July 28
  7. Paper

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