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Re: Objective intelligibility measurements


The term "objective" is used in communication engineering circles to
contrast with "subjective" testing.  The articulation index would be
referred to as an "objective" metric of the performance of a
communication system, whereas, a modified rhyme test would be referred
to as a "subjective" metric.  Probably not the best choice of terms,
but, as with so many terms and acronyms in communications, we are
stuck with it.  Perhaps calling them "predictive" metrics would be
more useful.


On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 9:25 AM, Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi
> I'm not sure that the word "objective" is being used correctly here. From my
> understanding perception (and perceptual evaluation) are anything but
> "objective"; I understand these methods to demonstrate statistical responses
> across the group tested, at the time of the testing. Unless this is about
> the intelligibility of the object being tested, in which case I think it
> would be "Object intelligibility measurements".
> Best wishes
> Kevin