An analysis of Sound Event Detection under acoustic degradation using multi-resolution systems

Diego de Benito-Gorrón, Daniel Ramos, Doroteo T. Toledano

The Sound Event Detection task aims to determine the temporal locations of acoustic events in audio clips. Over the recent years, this field is holding a rising relevance due to the introduction of datasets such as Google AudioSet or DESED (Domestic Environment Sound Event Detection) and competitive evaluations like the DCASE Challenge (Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events). In this paper, we analyse the performance of Sound Event Detection systems under diverse acoustic conditions such as high-pass or low-pass filtering, clipping or dynamic range compression. For this purpose, the audio has been obtained from the Evaluation subset of the DESED dataset, whereas the systems were trained in the context of the DCASE Challenge 2020 Task 4. Our systems are based upon the challenge baseline, which consists on a Convolutional-Recurrent Neural Network trained using the Mean Teacher method, and they employ a multi-resolution approach which is able to improve the Sound Event Detection performance through the use of several resolutions during the extraction of Mel-spectrogram features. We provide insights on the benefits of the multi-resolution approach in different acoustic settings. Furthermore, we compare the performance of the single-resolution systems in the aforementioned scenarios when using different resolutions.

doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2021-8

de Benito-Gorrón, D, Ramos, D, Toledano, D.T (2021) An analysis of Sound Event Detection under acoustic degradation using multi-resolution systems. Proc. IberSPEECH 2021, 36-40, doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2021-8.