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Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech

Aix-en-Provence, France
September 10-12, 2005


Promotion of Disfluency in Syntactic Parallelism

Andrew A. Cooper, John T. Hale

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

The development of a disfluency-robust speech parser requires some insight into where disfluencies occur in spontaneous spoken language. This corpus study deals with one syntactic variable which is predictive of disfluency location: syntactic parallelism. A formal definition of syntactic parallelism is used to show that syntactic parallelism is indeed predictive of disfluency.

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Bibliographic reference.  Cooper, Andrew A. / Hale, John T. (2005): "Promotion of disfluency in syntactic parallelism", In DiSS-2005, 59-63.