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Optimization and Search in Speech and Language Processing



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Optimization and search are vital to modern speech and natural language processing systems, as speech recognition and parsing are combinatorial optimization problems, in which from a large number of potential analyses the best ones (those with highest overall probability, smallest number of assumed errors, best fit with contextual expectation...) need to be identified.