Annotation and Personality: Individual Differences in Sentence Boundary Detection

  • Anton Stepikhov
  • Anastassia Loukina
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8773)


The paper investigates the relationships between personality traits and expert manual annotation of unscripted speech. The analysis is based on the results of a psycholinguistic experiment in which the participants were asked to annotate sentence boundaries in transcriptions of Russian spoken monologues. Personality traits were measured using the Eysenck Personality Inventory and the Five Factor Personality Questionnaire. A multiple regression model showed that the traits measured by the Five Factor Personality Questionnaire along the scales ‘unemotionality vs. emotionality’ and ‘practicality vs. playfulness’ had significant effect on the average sentence length.


sentence boundary detection spontaneous speech manual annotation Russian personality five factor personality model big five Eysenck personality inventory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anton Stepikhov
    • 1
  • Anastassia Loukina
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RussianSt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Educational Testing ServicePrincetonUSA

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