Paper: Is N-Best Dead?

ACL ID H94-1081
Title Is N-Best Dead?
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1994

We developed a faster search algorithm that avoids the use of the N-Best paradigm until after more powerful knowledge sources have been used. We found, however, that there was little or no decrease in word errors. We then showed that the use of the N-Best paradigm is still essential for the use of still more powerful knowledge sources, and for several other purposes that are outlined in the paper.