Research Output

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

  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.

  • Date:

    20 June 2006

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005 Computer programming, programs & data

Citation

McGregor, I., LePlâtre, G., Crerar, A. & Benyon, D. (2006). Sound and soundscape classification: Establishing key auditory dimensions and their relative importance.

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Keywords

Sound environment; Sound classification; Questionnaire; Spoken word; Perception of sound; Descriptors for sounds; Terminology; Computer software design;

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