By John G. Beerends (auth.), Mark Kahrs, Karlheinz Brandenburg (eds.)

ISBN-10: 030647042X

ISBN-13: 9780306470424

ISBN-10: 0792381300

ISBN-13: 9780792381303

Karlheinz Brandenburg and Mark Kahrs With the appearance of multimedia, electronic sign processing (DSP) of sound has emerged from the shadow of bandwidth restricted speech processing. this day, the most appli cations of audio DSP are prime quality audio coding and the electronic iteration and manipulation of song indications. They percentage universal learn themes together with percep tual dimension strategies and analysis/synthesis tools. Smaller yet still vitally important subject matters are listening to aids utilizing sign processing expertise and architectures for electronic sign processing of audio. In these kinds of parts the decade has visible an important volume of program orientated examine. the subjects lined the following coincide with the subjects lined within the biannual paintings store on “Applications of sign Processing to Audio and Acoustics”. This occasion is backed by means of the IEEE sign Processing Society (Technical Committee on Audio and Electroacoustics) and happens at Mohonk Mountain apartment in New Paltz, long island. a quick review of every bankruptcy will illustrate the wide range of technical fabric provided within the chapters of this ebook. John Beerends: Perceptual dimension ideas. the arrival of perceptual dimension suggestions is a byproduct of the arrival of electronic coding for either speech and prime quality audio indications. conventional size schemes are undesirable estimates for the subjective caliber after electronic coding/decoding. Listening assessments are topic to sta tistical uncertainties and the elemental query of repeatability in a special environment.

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The exact method to calculate the excitation pattern is given in Appendix A, B and C of [Beerends and Stemerdink, 1992] while a compact algorithm is given in Appendix D of [Beerends and Stemerdink, 1992]). Because Eq. 4) maps the physical domain directly to the internal domain it has to be replaced by a mapping from the excitation to the internal representation. Zwicker gave such a mapping (eq. 5) in which k is an arbitrary scaling constant, E the excitation level of the tone, E 0 the excitation at the absolute hearing threshold for the tone, s the “schwell” factor as defined by Zwicker [Zwicker and Feldtkeller, 1967] and γ a compression parameter that was fitted to loudness data.

5) with parameter γ (see Appendix E of [Beerends and Stemerdink, 1992]). AUDIO QUALITY DETERMINATION USING PERCEPTUAL MEASUREMENT 17 The compressed loudness-time-pitch representation y ( t, z) of the output of the audio device is scaled independently in three different pitch ranges with bounds at 2 and 22 Bark. This operation performs a global pattern matching between input and output representations and already models some of the higher, cognitive, levels of sound processing. In psychoacoustic literature many experiments on masking behavior can be found for which the internal representation model should, in theory, be able to predict the behavior of subjects.

11 Relation between the MOS and the PAQM for the ETSI GSM full rate speech database. Crosses represent data from the experiment based on the modulated noise reference unit, circles represent data from the speech codecs. enough for the selection of the speech or music codec with the highest audio quality. As stated in the section on the psychoacoustic fundamentals of the method, it may be more appropriate to have crude perceptual model combined with a crude cognitive interpretation then having an exact perceptual model.

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