Interactive Media Systems, TU Wien

Discrimination and Retrieval of Animal Sounds (Diploma Thesis)

Thesis by Matthias Zeppelzauer


Until recently few research has been performed in the area of animal sound retrieval. The authors identify state-of-the-art techniques in general purpose sound recognition by a broad survey of literature. Based on the findings, this paper gives a thorough investigation of audio features and classifiers and their applicability in the domain of animal sounds. We introduce a set of novel audio descriptors and compare their quality to other popular features. The results are encouraging and motivate further research in this domain.


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