14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Data-Driven Subclassification of Disfluent Repetitions Based on Prosodic Features

Madelaine C. Plauché (1,2), Elizabeth E. Shriberg (2)

(1) University of California, Berkeley, USA; (2) SRI International, USA

Information about the state and planning of the speaker is obscured in traditional classifications of disfluencies which are generally at the word level. This study delves into the acoustic and prosodic information of repetitions, one of the most common disfluencies. A hierarchical clustering of prosodic features reveals three subsets of repetitions, each reflecting different problems in planning.

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Bibliographic reference.  Plauché, Madelaine C. / Shriberg, Elizabeth E. (1999): "Data-driven subclassification of disfluent repetitions based on prosodic features", In ICPhS-14, 1513-1516.