# Interpolation for maximum likelihood estimate of unigram and bigram

We are given the following corpus, modified from the one in the chapter:

<s> I am Sam </s>
<s> Sam I am </s>
<s> I am Sam </s>
<s> I do not like green eggs and Sam </s>


If we use linear interpolation smoothing between a maximum-likelihood bigram model and a Maximum- Likelihood Estimate unigram model with λ1 = 1/2 and λ2 =1/2, what is P(Sam | am)? Include <s> and </s>\verb in your counts just like any other token.

• @D.W.♦ Please can you help? May 13 '20 at 14:00
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May 13 '20 at 21:39