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Symbol - or --

A peculiarity of German is the compounding of words (mostly nouns) without using a dash between the word components. In SmartKom we use dashes in compounds that are made up of more than two words as well as in some abbreviations. In order to avoid deviant spellings within the SmartKom corpus we compiled our own glossary.

w001_ptd_001_AAA: wir wollen die Acht-Uhr-Maschine in die $U-$S-$A
erreichen .
w001_ptd_001_AAA: wieviel kostet die Hin-- und R"uckfahrt ?
If we come across a compound that is disconnected (because the subject is breathing or hesitating while pronouncing it) the dash is placed behind the first part of the compound. A double dash is used if the common component of two compounds is only mentioned once.

Susen Rabold