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What exactly "adjusted count" tells us in Laplace smoothing?

The probability/frequency of a word $w_i$ in an $N$-word corpus is given by $$p(w_i) = \dfrac{c_i}{N}$$ where $c_i$ is the number of times the word $w_i$ appears in the corpus. Suppose there are $V$ ...