Accession Number : AD1033590

Title :   A Framework for Automated Marmoset Vocalization Detection And Classification

Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Personal Author(s) : Brattain,Laura J ; Quatieri,Thomas F ; Wisler,Aaron ; Landman,Rogier

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Report Date : 08 Sep 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This paper describes a novel framework for automated marmoset vocalization detection and classification from within long audio streams recorded in a noisy animal room, where multiple marmosets are housed. To overcome the challenge of limited manually annotated data, we implemented a data augmentation method using only a small number of labeled vocalizations. The feature sets chosen have the desirable property of capturing characteristics of the signals that are useful in both identifying and distinguishing marmoset vocalizations. Unlike many previous methods, feature extraction, call detection, and call classification in our system are completely automated. The system maintains a good performance of 80% detection rate in data with high number of noise events and is able to obtain a classification error of15%. Performance can be further improved with additional labeled training data. Because this extensible system is capable of identifying both positive and negative welfare indicators, it provides a powerful framework for non-human primate welfare monitoring as well as behavior assessment.

Descriptors :   classification , neurobehavioral manifestations , noise , background noise , discriminant analysis , detection , machine learning , AUDIO TAPES , AUDIO FREQUENCY , DIGITAL AUDIO , AUDIO FILES , AUDIO TONES

Subject Categories : Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE