Improving Audio Retrieval through Loudness Profile Categorization

TitleImproving Audio Retrieval through Loudness Profile Categorization
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
Conference Name2016 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia
AuthorsParekh, S., Font F., & Serra X.
Conference Start Date11/12/2016
Conference LocationSan Jose, California, USA
Keywordsaudio similarity search, freesound, morphological description, retrieval
AbstractThe increasing popularity of audio content sharing in online platforms requires the development of techniques to better organize and retrieve this data. In this paper we look at how to improve similarity search through content categorization in the context of Freesound, a popular online sound sharing site. We focus on organization based on morphological description. In particular, we propose to improve search results by incorporating information about query sound’s loudness profile. This is performed within a thresholding based framework and can be generalized to structure information about the temporal evolution of other sound attributes. We perform a subjective evaluation to demonstrate the practical relevance of our method.
preprint/postprint document
Final publication10.1109/ISM.2016.0123