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Sound and soundscape classification: Establishing key auditory dimensions and their relative importance.

McGregor, Iain, LePlâtre, Grégory, Crerar, Alison and Benyon, David (2006) Sound and soundscape classification: Establishing key auditory dimensions and their relative importance. In: The 12th International Conference on Auditory Display, ICAD2006., 20th-23rd June 2006, London, UK.

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    This paper investigates soundscape classification by using two different forms of data gathering and two different populations. The first method involves a questionnaire completed by 75 audio professionals. The second uses a speak-aloud experiment, during which 40 end users were asked to describe their audio environment. While both approaches are different and target a different audience, they provide an indication of key dimensions for the perception of soundscapes and their relative importance. Contrasts and similarities between the results of the questionnaire and speak-alouds are highlighted. Their implications with regards to the establishment of a set of
    common terms in order to aid future auditory designs are also discussed.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Print ISSN: 0-902-23821-3
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    Uncontrolled Keywords: Sound environment; Sound classification; Questionnaire; Spoken word; Perception of sound; Descriptors for sounds; Terminology; Computer software design;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 530 Physics
    000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
    Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Item ID: 1784
    Depositing User: RAE Import
    Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2008 16:55
    Last Modified: 29 Nov 2013 09:32
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1784

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