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NGram library

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An N-gram is a sequence of N words: a 2-gram (or bigram) is a two-word sequence of words like “lütfen ödevinizi”, “ödevinizi çabuk”, or ”çabuk veriniz”, and a 3-gram (or trigram) is a three-word sequence of words like “lütfen ödevinizi çabuk”, or “ödevinizi çabuk veriniz”.


To keep a language model from assigning zero probability to unseen events, we’ll have to shave off a bit of probability mass from some more frequent events and give it to the events we’ve never seen. This modification is called smoothing or discounting.

Laplace Smoothing

The simplest way to do smoothing is to add one to all the bigram counts, before we normalize them into probabilities. All the counts that used to be zero will now have a count of 1, the counts of 1 will be 2, and so on. This algorithm is called Laplace smoothing.

Add-k Smoothing

One alternative to add-one smoothing is to move a bit less of the probability mass from the seen to the unseen events. Instead of adding 1 to each count, we add a fractional count k. This algorithm is therefore called add-k smoothing.

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To check if you have a compatible version of Python installed, use the following command:

python -V

You can find the latest version of Python here.


Install the latest version of Git.

Pip Install

pip3 install NlpToolkit-NGram

Download Code

In order to work on code, create a fork from GitHub page. Use Git for cloning the code to your local or below line for Ubuntu:

git clone <your-fork-git-link>

A directory called NGram will be created. Or you can use below link for exploring the code:

git clone

Open project with Pycharm IDE

Steps for opening the cloned project:

  • Start IDE
  • Select File | Open from main menu
  • Choose NGram-PY file
  • Select open as project option
  • Couple of seconds, dependencies will be downloaded.

Detailed Description

Training NGram

To create an empty NGram model:

NGram(N: int)

For example,

a = NGram(2)

this creates an empty NGram model.

To add an sentence to NGram

addNGramSentence(self, symbols: list)

For example,

nGram = NGram(2)
nGram.addNGramSentence(["jack", "read", "books", "john", "mary", "went"])
nGram.addNGramSentence(["jack", "read", "books", "mary", "went"])

with the lines above, an empty NGram model is created and two sentences are added to the bigram model.

NoSmoothing class is the simplest technique for smoothing. It doesn't require training. Only probabilities are calculated using counters. For example, to calculate the probabilities of a given NGram model using NoSmoothing:


LaplaceSmoothing class is a simple smoothing technique for smoothing. It doesn't require training. Probabilities are calculated adding 1 to each counter. For example, to calculate the probabilities of a given NGram model using LaplaceSmoothing:


GoodTuringSmoothing class is a complex smoothing technique that doesn't require training. To calculate the probabilities of a given NGram model using GoodTuringSmoothing:


AdditiveSmoothing class is a smoothing technique that requires training.


Using NGram

To find the probability of an NGram:

getProbability(self, *args) -> float

For example, to find the bigram probability:

a.getProbability("jack", "reads")

To find the trigram probability:

a.getProbability("jack", "reads", "books")

Saving NGram

To save the NGram model:

saveAsText(self, fileName: str)

For example, to save model "a" to the file "model.txt":


Loading NGram

To load an existing NGram model:

NGram(fileName: str)

For example,

a = NGram("model.txt")

this loads an NGram model in the file "model.txt".

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