TPO 48 - Question 4Optimal ForagingFood provides animals with the energy they need to survive. However, animals also lose energy in the process of obtaining, or foraging, for food. Therefore, in order to conserve energy, many animals behave in ways that m

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TPO 48 - Question 4

Optimal Foraging

Food provides animals with the energy they need to survive. However, animals also lose energy in the process of obtaining, or foraging, for food. Therefore, in order to conserve energy, many animals behave in ways that minimize the energy they expend in the foraging process while at the same time maximizing their nutritional benefits. This energy-efficient approach to obtaining food is known as optimal foraging. The practice of optimal foraging allows animals to expend the least possible amount of energy while at the same time obtaining prey with high food value that will provide them with necessary nutrients.

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Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 610.0 592.248995984 103% => OK
No of words: 166.0 155.574297189 107% => OK
Chars per words: 3.67469879518 3.80514564318 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.58944267634 3.525876923 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 1.97641779969 1.79077849142 110% => OK
Unique words: 98.0 93.7148594378 105% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.590361445783 0.604071249207 98% => OK
Syllable count: 186.3 185.844578313 100% => OK
Avg_syllables_per_word: 1.1 1.19417670683 92% => OK

Performance on coherence:
Topic speech coherence ratio: 0.080170910226 0.0650381309087 123% => OK

Acoustic performance on paragraphs:
How many acoustic paragraphs: 7.0 4.35341365462 161% => OK
Average paragraph length: 23.7142857143 68.503853103 35% => The average paragraph length is low.
STD paragraph length: 23.7349307725 21.3332995233 111% => OK
Average paragraph duration: 8.40428571429 25.9943957902 32% => The speaking content is not well organized.
STD paragraph duration: 8.17196227028 7.84667146824 104% => OK

Acoustic performance on sentences:
How many acoustic sentences: 33.0 42.0642570281 78% => OK
Average acoustic sentence length: 5.0303030303 4.02192344571 125% => OK
STD acoustic sentence length: 4.16685949967 3.1217529195 133% => OK
Average acoustic sentences duration: 1.65818181818 1.45093177766 114% => OK
STD acoustic sentences duration: 1.01475912815 0.99851816184 102% => OK

Acoustic performance on acoustic silence:(An acoustic silence means a little pause between two or more words)
How many acoustic silence: 32.0 39.0421686747 82% => OK
Total acoustic silence duration: 8.67 7.12997991968 122% => It may have a lot of silences or every silence is too long.
Average acoustic silence duration: 0.2709375 0.185688545393 146% => Maybe the pauses are too long.
STD acoustic silence duration: 0.147740468707 0.155154303396 95% => OK

Acoustic performance on acoustic words:
Total word duration: 45.28 47.1480722892 96% => OK
Average word duration: 0.272771084337 0.305395592593 89% => OK
STD word duration: 0.15093135161 0.189427763521 80% => OK

Disfluencies: like hesitations, or 'ehn' or taking a long time to pronounce a word:
How many disfluencies: 6.0 7.94979919679 75% => OK
Total_disfluencies_duration: 4.16 6.2937751004 66% => OK
Total acoustic noise duration: 2.82 3.39508032129 83% => OK

Acoustic rates:
Total speech duration: 58.83 59.7592369478 98% => OK
Compare to expected duration: 0.9805 0.995987282463 98% => OK
Rate of silence: 0.543940166582 0.656000678711 83% => OK
Rate of speech: 2.82168961414 2.60215298798 108% => OK
Rate of speech by unique words: 1.66581676016 1.56821927147 106% => OK
Rate of word duration by unique words: 2.16431095406 1.99336655568 109% => OK
Average articulation rates: 0.317277777108 0.317803793328 100% => OK

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Rates: 80.0 out of 100
Scores by speech e-grader: 24.0 Out of 30
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Note: the speech e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas.

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