Perceptually-Based Signal Features for Environmental Sound Classification (2013)
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This thesis faces the problem of automatically classifying environmental sounds, i.e., any non-speech or non-music sounds that can be found in the environment. Broadly speaking, two main processes are needed to perform such classification: the signal feature extraction so as to compose representative sound patterns and the machine learning technique that performs the classification of such patterns. The main focus of this research is put on the former, studying relevant signal features that optimally represent the sound characteristics since, according to several references, it is a key issue to attain a robust recognition. This type of audio signals holds many differences with speech or music signals, thus specific features should be determined and adapted to ... toggle 7 keywordsaudio classification – audio scene recognition – autocorrelation function – environmental sound – feature extraction – gammatone filters – MFCC
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