Paper: Information Structure And Pauses In A Corpus Of Spoken Danish

ACL ID E06-2027
Title Information Structure And Pauses In A Corpus Of Spoken Danish
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2006
Authors

This paper describes a study in which a corpus of spoken Danish annotated with focus and topic tags was used to inves- tigate the relation between information structure and pauses. The results show that intra-clausal pauses in the focus do- main, tend to precede those words that express the property or semantic type whereby the object in focus is distin- guished from other ones in the domain.