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  • n. Plural form of disfluency.


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  • Natural language systems also allow for what are called disfluencies.

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  • Reading your essay out loud can also help identify disfluencies and awkwardness.

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  • We are much less likely to include speech disfluencies fillers such as "you know," and "ummm," stuttering, broken sentences, incomplete sentences, and the like.

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  • In relation to writing fiction, I think speech disfluencies can also serve various purposes.

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  • I'm not surprised the subtitling firm regularized your anacolutha - unless the brief is explicitly to retain speech errors and disfluencies, subtitles are almost never verbatim but are edited for length and clarity for readability purposes.

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  • I recently had to edit subtitles where the brief was to shorten the speech, ensure readability, and reproduce a sense of the original disfluencies and speech errors.

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  • Presumably a natural language system could understand those disfluencies and still route that caller to billing.

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  • She knows a great deal more about speech errors and disfluencies than I do.

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  • Now, about those uuuums and eeeers… There are a bunch of different names for those small units in communication: filler words, fillers, filled pauses, hesitation phenomena, disfluencies etc.

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  • Some 20 percent of all children go through a stage of development during which they encounter disfluencies severe enough to be a concern to their parents, according to the Stuttering Foundation.

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