Entity-Aware Language Model as an Unsupervised Reranker

Mohammad Sadegh Rasooli, Sarangarajan Parthasarathy


In language modeling, it is difficult to incorporate entity relationships from a knowledge-base. One solution is to use a reranker trained with global features, in which global features are derived from n-best lists. However, training such a reranker requires manually annotated n-best lists, which is expensive to obtain. We propose a method based on the contrastive estimation method that alleviates the need for such data. Experiments in the music domain demonstrate that global features, as well as features extracted from an external knowledge-base, can be incorporated into our reranker. Our final model, a simple ensemble of a language model and reranker, achieves a 0.44% absolute word error rate improvement over an LSTM language model on the blind test data.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2018-62

Cite as: Rasooli, M.S., Parthasarathy, S. (2018) Entity-Aware Language Model as an Unsupervised Reranker. Proc. Interspeech 2018, 406-410, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2018-62.


@inproceedings{Rasooli2018,
  author={Mohammad Sadegh Rasooli and Sarangarajan Parthasarathy},
  title={Entity-Aware Language Model as an Unsupervised Reranker},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2018},
  pages={406--410},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2018-62},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2018-62}
}