Classification of Natural Events Using Music Genre

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dc.contributor.author Virdi, Sukhbani
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-05T23:38:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-05T23:38:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-09-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11126
dc.description.abstract This project’s aim is to study the similarity between the music genre and the human voice in a real-world scenario. We have used the music genre as a scale to measure the tones, tempo, and loudness of human interactions. The main reason to use music as a proxy for categorizing the human voice is the lack of any data set of such a kind. Also, it's very difficult to categorize different human voice interactions with the varying accent, tone and loudness into some well-defined classes. Whereas music is well categorized covering a wide variety of sounds from very low to very high tempo, loudness or pitch. Getting categorized music is also a fair and straightforward way, as we covered nine genres of music to build our pseudo scale. The pseudo scale would be used as a proxy to segregate various interactions among human beings. Our the hypothesis is that loud voices will be correlated with music genres such as ROCK, POP or HIP-HOP genres and simple conversations with moderate voices would be associated with genres such as BLUES, LATIN or COUNTRY. The project can be used in various ways such as building a mood detector on top of this pseudo scale to automate the music genre selection, building a security system where the microphone installed in the CCTV cameras can be used to pinpoint the places where some altercation is going on in a huge compound. The motivation to perform this project is that in public places where there can be any threating activity involved like bomb blasting, then with the help of this model we are able to recognize the bombastic sound or the sounds involving fight and high tempo and tone. An emergency alert can be directly sent to the police, fire and hospital headquarters to minimize the damage and rescue people. We have used the neural network model to build the classifier and then test it on human voices to validate our initial hypothesis. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject music genre en_US
dc.subject human sound classification en_US
dc.subject pseudo scale en_US
dc.title Classification of Natural Events Using Music Genre en_US
dc.type project en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Li, Kin Fun
dc.degree.department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Engineering M.Eng. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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