Re: Objective intelligibility measurements (Tony Miller )

Subject: Re: Objective intelligibility measurements
From:    Tony Miller  <antonio.miller@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:02:08 -0400

Kevin- 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. -Tony On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 9:25 AM, Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@xxxxxxxx> 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

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