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)|
|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
|Depositing User:||RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||04 Jun 2008 16:55|
|Last Modified:||29 Nov 2013 09:32|
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