Dialogue Enhancement and Personalization - Contributions to Quality Assessment and Control (2023)
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The production and delivery of audio for television involve many creative and technical challenges. One of them is concerned with the level balance between the foreground speech (also referred to as dialogue) and the background elements, e.g., music, sound effects, and ambient sounds. Background elements are fundamental for the narrative and for creating an engaging atmosphere, but they can mask the dialogue, which the audience wishes to follow in a comfortable way. Very different individual factors of the people in the audience clash with the creative freedom of the content creators. As a result, service providers receive regular complaints about difficulties in understanding the dialogue because of too loud background sounds. While this has been ... toggle 9 keywordsdialogue enhancement – TV – listening effort – source separation – quality evaluation – audio signal processing – sound quality – deep learning – accessibility
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