Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS'03)

September 5-8, 2003
Göteborg, Sweden

Acoustically Verifying Speech Repair Annotations

Fan Yang, Peter A. Heeman, Susan E. Strayer

Computer Science and Engineering, OGI School of Science and Engineering, Oregon Health & Science University, USA

Identifying speech repairs is a critical part of annotating spontaneous speech. DialogueView is an annotation tool that provides visual and audio supports for directly annotating speech repairs. In this paper, we report the usability of clean play, a special feature implemented in DialogueView, which cuts out the annotated reparanda and editing terms and plays the remaining speech. We find that although clean play does not help users detect repairs, it does help them determine the extent of repairs. We also find that clean play improves users' confidence because they have another way to verify their


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Bibliographic reference.  Yang, Fan / Heeman, Peter A. / Strayer, Susan E. (2003): "Acoustically verifying speech repair annotations", In DiSS'03, 97-100.