• Computer Science
  • Published in ArXiv 1998

Identifying Discourse Markers in Spoken Dialog

@article{Heeman1998IdentifyingDM,
  title={Identifying Discourse Markers in Spoken Dialog},
  author={Peter A. Heeman and Donna K. Byron and James F. Allen},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={1998},
  volume={cmp-lg/9801002}
}
In this paper, we present a method for identifying discourse marker usage in spontaneous speech based on machine learning. Discourse markers are denoted by special POS tags, and thus the process of POS tagging can be used to identify discourse markers. By incorporating POS tagging into language modeling, discourse markers can be identified during speech recognition, in which the timeliness of the information can be used to help predict the following words. We contrast this approach with an… CONTINUE READING

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