Design of a modular framework for evaluation of audio processing and retrieval phase 1 & 2

The purpose of this project is to design a modular and flexible framework for rapid prototyping and evaluation of various audio systems, spanning the full pipeline from search and retrieval, visualization, processing, interaction and validation. This will enable faster prototyping and evaluation of complex audio systems by researchers and development engineers. 

The first goal is to investigate and specify a framework to support the beforementioned pipeline. Secondly, a webbased prototype of the framework will be implemented. Finally, we will demonstrate and evaluate the realized framework in a real use case defined by the partners. 

The project produce three deliverables:
- A technical report with literature study, and a specification of the proposed solution
- A fully functional, webbased implementation of the framework
- A research paper or technical report describing the results of the evaluation

Phase 2:

This continuation still adheres to the original purpose of designing a modular and flexible framework for rapid prototyping and evaluation of various audio systems, spanning the full pipeline from search and retrieval, visualization, processing, interaction and validation. 

Through the specification and implementation phase a number of required extensions has been identified which are vital in order to unveil the full potential of the framework; here listed by module
- Search/retrieval: Fully developed advanced search capabilities (technical / conceptual challange)
- (New module) Selections: Scalability (technical challenge)
- Processing/modelling/statistics: a) Improved availably of processing and statistics plugins b) Improved visual design and composition of processing/statistics pipelines (conceptual and technical)
- Experiments: Advanced experimental paradigms and sequential design (research / technical challenge)
- Results & Analysis (incl. visualization): Web-based visualization tools

Project participants:
Hindenburg Systems
Geckon Aps

For more information, contact Project Leader:
Postdoc Bjørn Sand Jensen
Technical University of Denmark, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
bjje@dtu.dk