In the current version of SRM+ from 2021-08-02, unlike the previous SRM
from 2021-04-05, a new important function is added to detect "FILLER"
sounds. Its use makes it possible to assess the degree of "pollution" of
the analyzed speech by sounds of this kind.
The "SpeechRateMeter+" software is
designed to assess the complex of prosodic
characteristics of the speech tempo, namely:
- Speech rate – Rs – total
speed of reading the text (calculated as the
number of words per minute during the actual
pronunciation time, i.e. taking into account the
duration of interphrase pauses);
- Articulation rate – Ra – phonemic stream
generation rate (calculated as the number of
words per minute for the total time of articulation,
i.e. without taking into account the duration of
- Pauses score – Tp – the mean duration of the
inter-phrase pauses (calculated as the RMS value
of the duration of all pause sections);
- Filler score – Tf – the relative duration of
"filler" vocal insertions (calculated as a ratio in pae
cents of the RMS to the average-median duration of vowels).
Areas of use
SRM+ is implemented as a separate
application for Windows (7, 8, 10).
The use of SRM+ can be useful in the following
- When preparing speeches and
presentations for self-control and self-study of
the desired rate of speech;
- To improve the skills of oral reading in the
native and foreign languages;
- As a means of self-control to eliminate
speech defects associated with various
physiological disorders and diseases;
- For individual training of oral and speech
skills in a number of professions such as: call
center operators, radio, TV announcers, etc;
- As a means of monitoring the rate of speech
during the work of call-center operators, radio
and television announcers in real conditions.