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The PROMPTING STYLE primarily defines how a prompting system reacts when speaking
errors have been detected during a TAKE and how the subject is instructed to behave after
the production of speaking errors. The following classifications assume an automatic
prompting system, but non-automatic systems can be classified in the same way. For each
style there are three different timing strategies.
- STYLE 1
- ABORT TAKE and re-record. The subject is instructed that if
he realises that they have made a speaking error then they
should indicate the fact to the operator. When the operator is
aware of a speaking error the prompting and recording system
are stopped by a suitable ``escape'' mechanism. This situation is
indicated to the subject and the prompting system is started to
re-record that TAKE.
- STYLE 2
- BACKUP-ON-FLY n utterances. If and when a speaking error
is detected during a TAKE, the prompting system is backed up
to a point before the error and continues from there. What
happens to the recording will depend on the MODE being
- STYLE 3
- TACK-ON-END correction. If and when a speaking error is
detected during a TAKE the prompting system carries on
without stopping until the last required utterance has been
produced and then the subject is prompted for one or more
utterances to correct for the speaking errors. The recording
action depends on the MODE employed.
- STYLE 4
- NO PROMPTING REACTION. The prompting system carries
on producing prompts in the pre-determined order. The subject
may or may not be asked to react by correcting the error in
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