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Pragmatic markers (PMs) mainly have an influence on a pragmatic aspect of communication and are mostly devoid of their own referential meaning. These markers are indispensable elements of oral communication in any language. The article suggests a typology of pragmatic markers for Russian everyday speech that includes 10 basic types. The frequency study for the use of various marker types is carried out on the basis of two representative speech corpora - a corpus of Russian Everyday Speech 'One Speech Day' (ORD) and 'Balanced Annotated Collection of Texts' (SAT). Preliminary data about PM distribution in dialogues and monologues was obtained and the article describes the main difficulties one comes across while annotating PMs according to our methodology. The main requirements for creating a Dictionary of Pragmatic Markers are enumerated. The paper indicates the scope of pragmatic markers and further prospects for their use, which includes (but not limited to) datasets labelling for voice assistants and speech recognition systems development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2019
EditorsValtteri Niemi, Tatiana Tyutina
Place of PublicationХельсинки, Финляндия
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789526924403
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event25th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2019 - Helsinki
Duration: 5 Nov 20198 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameConference of Open Innovation Association, FRUCT
ISSN (Print)2305-7254


Conference25th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2019


Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bogdanova-Beglarian, N. V., Blinova, O. V., Sherstinova, T. Y., Troshchenkova, E. V., Gorbunova, D., & Zaides, K. D. (2019). Pragmatic Markers of Russian Everyday Speech: the Revised Typology and Corpus-Based Study. In V. Niemi, & T. Tyutina (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2019 (pp. 57-63). [8981530] (Conference of Open Innovation Association, FRUCT). Хельсинки, Финляндия: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.23919/FRUCT48121.2019.8981530