4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Topic Change and Local Perplexity in Spoken Legal Dialogue

P. E. Kenne, Mary O'Kane

The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

The notion of local perplexity of a corpus (over a range of language models) is examined, and the local behaviour of perplexity (over several court transcripts) is examined to determine if there is there any correspondence between local variations in perplexity and some event in the dialogue, such as topic change.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kenne, P. E. / O'Kane, Mary (1996): "Topic change and local perplexity in spoken legal dialogue", In ICSLP-1996, 721-724.