[ 9. Mai 2011 ]

WEBPROJEKT – Textural sound classification project, call for contribution

From: Thomas Grill
Date: 2011 April 28 6:06:32 PM EDT
Subject: textural sound classification project, call for contribution

Dear colleagues,

together with colleagues at the Austrian Research Institute for
Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) i’m currently pursuing a research
project which tries to link subjective qualities of sound perception
(so called personal constructs) to computable parameters describing
audio signals (audio descriptors). The ultimate goal is to build
musical interfaces that enable browsing through large sound archives
by using intuitive notions for sound qualities instead of technical

If you want to help us on this endeavor you are kindly invited to
direct your web browser to the online form


to grade some randomly chosen textural sounds in regard to qualities
that have been identified as meaningful and universal in a previous
phase of the project.

The form is available in English or German – use the language you are
more comfortable with. You can pause and restart the grading process
as you like – grading one sound takes about a minute.
For statistical reasons you should at least grade 15 sounds – however,
as there are 100 sounds available, you don’t necessarily have to stop
at this number.

Thank you very much for your contribution!

all the best, Thomas