Rating the Dieselness of engine-sounds

H. Fastl, B. Priewasser, M. Fruhmann, H. Finsterhölzl

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Sounds of idling Diesel engines were rated according to their Dieselness with two different psychoacoustic methods. On the one hand, a yes/no procedure was used. Subjects were presented sounds of 1 500 ms duration and had to answer by "yes" or "no" to the following question: "Does the sound which you just heard stem from a Diesel engine?" Histograms were calculated and a hypothesis was put forward as follows: The more positive answers are given to a specific sound, the larger is the Dieselness of this sound. On the other hand, the method of paired comparison was used, applying a Bradley-Terry-Luce (BTL) procedure. Both procedures yield rather similar results with an advantage of the yes/no-procedure in efficiency. Comparisons of psychoacoustic evaluations with predictions of Dieselness by four different algorithms show much room for improvement of the instrumental evaluations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1024
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - European Conference on Noise Control
StatePublished - 2008
Event7th European Conference on Noise Control 2008, EURONOISE 2008 - Paris, France
Duration: 29 Jun 20084 Jul 2008


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