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Maximum Entropy Methods




Maximum entropy methods are techniques for the estimation of probability distributions that pick the "most uniform" distribution compatible with the observed statistics. The maximum entropy formulation has a unique solution which can be found by iterative scaling algorithms. Maximum entropy models have been applied to NLP-related task like text segmentation and classification, language modeling, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, and machine translation.


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