Dr David Chesmore, University of York
The project aims to develop methods for automatically identifying sounds within an urban environment. At present noise pollution is measured simply by loudness without knowledge of the sound source. We aim to use artificial intelligence to identify sounds in addition to loudness which will help decision and policy makers. The is a sub-project of the CAPACITIE EU Research Project for environmental pollutant monitoring involving identification of sound in urban soundscapes, which is computationally highly intensive. The algorithms and techniques used require days for each training session for machine intelligence algorithms.