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QESTRAL (Part 1): Quality Evaluation of Spatial Transmission and Reproduction using an Artificial Listener

Rumsey, F, Zielinski, S, Jackson, PJB, Dewhirst, M, Conetta, R, George, S, Bech, S and Meares, D (2008) QESTRAL (Part 1): Quality Evaluation of Spatial Transmission and Reproduction using an Artificial Listener

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Most current perceptual models for audio quality have so far tended to concentrate on the audibility of distortions and noises that mainly affect the timbre of reproduced sound. The QESTRAL model, however, is specifically designed to take account of distortions in the spatial domain such as changes in source location, width and envelopment. It is not aimed only at codec quality evaluation but at a wider range of spatial distortions that can arise in audio processing and reproduction systems. The model has been calibrated against a large database of listening tests designed to evaluate typical audio processes, comparing spatially degraded multichannel audio material against a reference. Using a range of relevant metrics and a sophisticated multivariate regression model, results are obtained that closely match those obtained in listening tests.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing
Authors :
Rumsey, F
Zielinski, S
Jackson, PJB
Dewhirst, M
Conetta, R
George, S
Bech, S
Meares, D
Date : October 2008
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 27 Jun 2012 09:09
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:12

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