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Re: auditory saliency classes (natural and environmental sounds)

Dear Francesco,

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
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Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 07:03 AM
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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, best wishes - Francesco -- 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 McGill University 3480 University Street, Room 426 Montreal, QC, H3A 0E9, Canada | T: (514) 398 8201 _________________________________________________