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Re: [Icad] Pointers to snoring sounds?

Hi Bruce,

Once you get these sounds, it would be nice if you could make it
available via the ICAD web site. (Provided of course the submitters
allow you to do that).

I remember a few years ago researchers at ATR, Nara, Japan had put
together a 5 DVD collection of sounds, which however had to be obtained
directly from them.
Googling, I find the following article on the database:


-----Original Message-----
From: icad-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:icad-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Bruce Walker
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:15 PM
To: AUDITORY Research in Auditory Perception; icad@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Icad] Pointers to snoring sounds?

Auditory Community,

I am looking for any pointers to collections or archives of real- 
world audio or video clips of snoring.

In fact, I will also be looking for all kinds of daily life sounds,  
ranging from birds chirping to ambulances to dishwashers.

The sounds or video need to be good quality, real-world, and royalty- 
free. I already have collections of sound effects and foley sounds;  
for this project I will need more "real-world" audio, and more  
variety. I am particularly interested in ecological audio, where the  
snoring, dishwasher, vacuum cleaner, fire engine, etc., is recorded  
in its natural acoustic environment, complete with competing  
environmental sounds. For example, snoring recorded in a bedroom at  
night, or a fire engine siren recorded live on the street, with other  
traffic noise, jackhammers, and so on.

I recall a project a few years ago to capture sounds of the  
world...any pointers/updates on that?

Any help would be most appreciated!


Ramani Duraiswami
Associate Professor, Computer Science/UMIACS/ECE/AMSC
Director, Perceptual Interfaces and Reality Lab.
University of Maryland, College Park