Graph Theory for the Discovery of Non-Parametric Audio Objects

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Title: Graph Theory for the Discovery of Non-Parametric Audio Objects
Authors: Srinivasa, Christopher
Date: 2011
Abstract: A novel framework based on cluster co-occurrence and graph theory for structure discovery is applied to audio to find new types of audio objects which enable the compression of an input signal. These new objects differ from those found in current object coding schemes as their shape is not restricted by any a priori psychoacoustic knowledge. The framework is novel from an application perspective, as it marks the first time that graph theory is applied to audio, and with regards to theoretical developments, as it involves new extensions to the areas of unsupervised learning algorithms and frequent subgraph mining methods. Tests are performed using a corpus of audio files spanning a wide range of sounds. Results show that the framework discovers new types of audio objects which yield average respective overall and relative compression gains of 15.90% and 23.53% while maintaining a very good average audio quality with imperceptible changes.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/20126
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5916
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