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The Effect of Directed and Open Disambiguation Prompts in Authentic Call Center Data on the Frequency and Distribution of Filled Pauses and Possible Implications for Filled Pause Hypotheses and Data Collection Methodology
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, NLPLAB - Natural Language Processing Laboratory. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute/Stockholm Brain Institute, Stockholm, Sweden / Voice Provider Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3734-0757
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010, The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech and The 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech., 2010, 23-26 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper studies the frequency and distribution of filledpauses (FPs) in ecologically valid data where unaware andauthentic customers called in to report problems with theirtelephony and/or Internet services and were met by a novelWizard-of-Oz paradigm using real call center agents aswizards. The data analyzed were caller utterances followinga directed or an open disambiguation prompt. While nosignificant differences in FP production were observed as afunction of prompt type, FP frequency was found to beconsiderably higher than what is usually reported in theliterature. Moreover, a higher proportion of utterance-initialFPs than normally reported was also observed. The results arecompared to previously reported FP frequencies. Potentialimplications for data collection methodology are discussed.

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2010. 23-26 p.
Keyword [en]
filled pauses, Wizard-of-Oz, WOZ, speech planning, speech production, many-options, data collection
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79234OAI: diva2:539451
The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech and The 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech. University of Tokyo, Japan, September 25–26 September 2010, Tokyo, Japan.
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