Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Crosslinguistic Disfluency Modeling: A Comparative Analysis of Swedish and Tok Pisin Human-Human ATIS Dialogues

Robert Eklund

Telia Research AB, Farsta, Sweden, and
NLPLab, Dept. of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden

This paper studies disfluencies in authentic human–human dialogues in Swedish and Tok Pisin. It is found that while there are no major differences as to types or frequencies on a macro level, there are dissimilarities on a micro level, notably in the characteristics of how prolonged segments are realized. The paper also discusses the results in the light of reported disfluencies in English, German, Ilokano and Tagalog.

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Bibliographic reference.  Eklund, Robert (2000): "Crosslinguistic disfluency modeling: a comparative analysis of Swedish and tok pisin human-human ATIS dialogues", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 991-994.