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Prompting style

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.

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.

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 employed.

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.

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 some way.

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