Detecting bird sound in unknown acoustic background using crowdsourced training data

25 May 2015

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Biodiversity monitoring using audio recordings is achievable at a truly global scale via large-scale deployment of inexpensive, unattended recording stations or by large-scale crowdsourcing using recording and species recognition on mobile devices. The ability, however, to reliably identify vocalising animal species is limited by the fact that acoustic signatures of interest in such recordings are typically embedded in a diverse and complex acoustic background.