Re: spectral shape + perceptual distance ("Beerends, J.G. (John)" )

Subject: Re: spectral shape + perceptual distance
From:    "Beerends, J.G. (John)"  <john.beerends@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 23 Oct 2008 09:55:07 +0200

The perceptual distance between 2 sounds that differ in spectral shape can be quantified by a method given in J. G. Beerends, B. P. Busz, P. Oudshoorn, J. M. Van Vugt, O. K. Ahmed, O. A. Niamut "Degradation Decomposition of the Perceived Quality of Speech Signals on the Basis of a Perceptual Modeling Approach," J. Audio Eng. Soc., vol. 55, pp. 1059-1076 (2007 Dec.). Although focussed on speech the method can also be used for other types of signals. John Beerends TNO ICT The Delft The Netherlands -----Original Message----- From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx On Behalf Of Andrew Sabin Sent: woensdag 22 oktober 2008 21:58 To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx Subject: spectral shape + perceptual distance Hi All, Is anyone aware of a paper investigating a way to model the perceptual distance between 2 sounds that differ in spectral shape, but are otherwise identical? The ideal investigation would compare a single recorded sound that has been processed with 2 different equalization (frequency vs gain) curves. I am aware of the recent work by Terasawa et al., but I am most interested in real (recorded) sounds. Many thanks Andy Sabin Graduate Student Northwestern University This e-mail and its contents are subject to the DISCLAIMER at

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