International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA)

ISSN: 2074-904X (Print), ISSN: 2074-9058 (Online)

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IJISA Vol.5, No.7, Jun. 2013

Integration of Temporal Contextual Information for Robust Acoustic Recognition of Bird Species from Real-Field Data

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Iosif Mporas, Todor Ganchev, Otilia Kocsis, Nikos Fakotakis, Olaf Jahn, Klaus Riede

Index Terms

Bioacoustics, Biodiversity Informatics, Acoustic Bird Species Recognition, Automatic Recognition


We report on the development of an automated acoustic bird recognizer with improved noise robustness, which is part of a long-term project, aiming at the establishment of an automated biodiversity monitoring system at the Hymettus Mountain near Athens, Greece. In particular, a typical audio processing strategy, which has been proved quite successful in various audio recognition applications, was amended with a simple and effective mechanism for integration of temporal contextual information in the decision-making process. In the present implementation, we consider integration of temporal contextual information by joint post-processing of the recognition results for a number of preceding and subsequent audio frames. In order to evaluate the usefulness of the proposed scheme on the task of acoustic bird recognition, we experimented with six widely used classifiers and a set of real-field audio recordings for two bird species which are present at the Hymettus Mountain. The highest achieved recognition accuracy obtained on the real-field data was approximately 93%, while experiments with additive noise showed significant robustness in low signal-to-noise ratio setups. In all cases, the integration of temporal contextual information was found to improve the overall accuracy of the recognizer.

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Iosif Mporas, Todor Ganchev, Otilia Kocsis, Nikos Fakotakis, Olaf Jahn, Klaus Riede,"Integration of Temporal Contextual Information for Robust Acoustic Recognition of Bird Species from Real-Field Data", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.5, no.7, pp.9-15, 2013.DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2013.07.02


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