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Applying Probability Measures to Abstract Languages

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2 Author(s)
Booth, T.L. ; Computer Science Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Connecticut ; Thompson, R.A.

The problem of assigning a probability to each word of a language is considered. Two methods are discussed. One method assigns a probability to a word on the basis of particular measurable features of the language. The second method is applied to languages L(G) generated by a grammar G. A probability is associated with each production of G. These in turn define the word probabilities of each word in the language. The conditions for this assignment to be a probabilistic measure are derived.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-22 ,  Issue: 5 )