Data-driven Classification of Linguistic Styles in Spoken Dialogues

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Data-driven Classification of Linguistic Styles in Spoken Dialogues
Language users have individual linguistic styles. A spoken dialogue system may benefit from adapting to the linguistic style of a user in input analysis and output generation. To investigate the possibility to automatically classify speakers according to their linguistic style three corpora of spoken dialogues were analyzed. Several numerical parameters were computed for every speaker. These parameters were reduced to linguistically interpretable components by means of a principal component analysis. Classes were established from these components by cluster analysis. Unseen input was classified by trained neural networks with varying error rates depending on corpus type. A first investigation in using special language models for speaker classes was carried out. 1 Motivation Within spoken dialogues the participants make individual use of the linguistics of the pertinent language. On one hand, each participant has a linguistic style as an important element of his/her personality (Pieper...
Thomas Portele
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Updated 17 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2002
Authors Thomas Portele
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