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Table 2 Frequency of punctuation in transcripts: mean (standard deviation)

From: Structure of pauses in speech in the context of speaker verification and classification of speech type

Recordings Words per minute Sentences per minute Sentence duration [s] Words per sentence Phrases per minute Phrase duration [s] Words per phrase
Type P 11,9 (24,3) 6,2 (2,4) 10,9 (3,7) 19,6 (5,8) 19,4 (6,0) 3,3 (0,8) 4,4 (1,0)
Type T 117,2 (20,1) 6,6 (2,0) 10,0 (3,2) 19,1 (4,7) 14,6 (3,3) 4,3 (1,0) 4,6 (0,8)
Type R 129,7 (29,1) 9,9 (3,3) 6,7 (2,3) 13,9 (3,3) 16,1 (4,2) 2,5 (0,8) 5,4 (0,8)
All speakers 117,6 (23,8) 7,1 (2,8) 9,7 (3,5) 18,2 (5,3) 16,8 (5,1) 3,5 (1,1) 4,7 (0,9)