euh as cue for speaker confidence and word searching in human spoken answers in French

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010 - 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech and 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech, Tokyo, Japan, p.79-80 (2010)



DiSS, feeling of knowing, interaction management, QA systems, rephrasing, vocalic hesitation


This paper deals with the contextual analysis of the vocalic hesitation euh in French in a corpus of human elicited answers. Through the analysis of the contextual combinatorial patterns, the new information introductory role of this vocalic hesitation is investigated. Observations supports trends noticed in other languages and suggest potential optimization for question answering automatic systems.


University of Tokyo; September 25-26, 2010