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Classification of Interrogatives as Information-Seeking or Rhetorical Questions

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BRAUN, Bettina, Daniela WOCHNER, Katharina ZAHNER, Nicole DEHÉ, 2018. Classification of Interrogatives as Information-Seeking or Rhetorical Questions. Seventeenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST 2018). Sydney, Australia, Dec 4, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018. In: EPPS, Julien, ed. and others. Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology. Canberra:ASSTA, pp. 125-128. eISSN 2207-1296

@inproceedings{Braun2018Class-59387, title={Classification of Interrogatives as Information-Seeking or Rhetorical Questions}, url={https://assta.org/proceedings/sst/SST-2018/SST_2018_Proceedings_Rev_A_IDX.pdf}, year={2018}, address={Canberra}, publisher={ASSTA}, booktitle={Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology}, pages={125--128}, editor={Epps, Julien}, author={Braun, Bettina and Wochner, Daniela and Zahner, Katharina and Dehé, Nicole} }

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