Connectionist Models for Auditory Scene Analysis

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 6 (NIPS 1993)

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Richard Duda


Although the visual and auditory systems share the same basic tasks of informing an organism about its environment, most con(cid:173) nectionist work on hearing to date has been devoted to the very different problem of speech recognition . VVe believe that the most fundamental task of the auditory system is the analysis of acoustic signals into components corresponding to individual sound sources, which Bregman has called auditory scene analysis . Computational and connectionist work on auditory scene analysis is reviewed, and the outline of a general model that includes these approaches is described.