Acoustically verifying speech repair annotations

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS '03), Volume 90, Göteborg, Sweden, p.97-100 (2003)





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 annotations.


Göteborg University; September 5-8, 2003