Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Linear Models for Structure Prediction

Fernando C. N. Pereira

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Over the last few years, several groups have been developing models and algorithms for learning to predict the structure of complex data, sequences in particular, that extend well-known linear classification models and algorithms, such as logistic regression, the perceptron algorithm, and support vector machines. These methods combine the advantages of discriminative learning with those of probabilistic generative models like HMMs and probabilistic context-free grammars. I will introduce linear models for structure prediction and their simplest learning algorithms, and exemplify their benefits with applications to text and speech processing, including information extraction, parsing, and language modeling.

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Bibliographic reference.  Pereira, Fernando C. N. (2005): "Linear models for structure prediction", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 717-720.