Lexical and Prosodic Indicators of Importance in Spoken Dialog

Technical Report UTEP-CS-13-41

Nigel G. Ward, Karen A. Richart-Ruiz

Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract: This technical report complements the paper, Patterns of Importance Variation in Spoken Dialog (Ward and Richart-Ruiz, 2013), providing additional evidence for the claims, additional findings, and more analysis. In particular, we report more on inter-annotator disagreement, on words that correlate with importance, on prosodic features and patterns that correlate with importance, and on how our predictive model of importance might be improved.

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