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Re: auditory saliency classes (natural and environmental sounds)
The saliency of environmental sound is not a fixed quantity. it can very greatly depending on context. Even the saliency of a sound such as a phone ringing will diminish greatly in a context, of say, dozens of phones ringing (even if the other phones are not necessarily masking the target energetically). I have some data on detectability of common environmental sounds in both noise and in familiar auditory scenes which might be a starting point. However, those data are no guarantee of what the saliency of these sounds in other contexts might be.
Sorry to make this complicated,
Brian Gygi, Ph.D.
Speech and Hearing Research
Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System
150 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 372-2000 x5653
From: ftordini@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:ftordini@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 07:03 AM
Subject: auditory saliency classes (natural and environmental sounds)
Dear List members
I am working to build an audio corpus for my PhD research and I am seeking
studies on auditory saliency classes of natural and environmental sounds.
In other words, some hyerachical organization of sounds in terms of their
saliency besides the macro dichotomy alarm-sounds vs. all-the-rest...
Looking forward to your suggestions,
Francesco Tordini â skype francesco.tordini
PhD Student â http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/sre/personnel/
Centre for Intelligent Machines and
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
3480 University Street, Room 426
Montreal, QC, H3A 0E9, Canada | T: (514) 398 8201