Classifying short acoustic scenes with i-vectors and CNNS: Challenges and optimisations for the 2017 DCASE ASC task
|B. Lehner, H. Eghbal-zadeh, M. Dorfer, F. Korzeniowski, K. Koutini, G. Widmer. Classifying short acoustic scenes with i-vectors and CNNS: Challenges and optimisations for the 2017 DCASE ASC task. 11, 2017.|
This report describes the CP-JKU team’s submissions for Task 1 (Acoustic Scene Classification, ASC) of the DCASE-2017 challenge, and discusses some observations we made about the data and the classification setup. Our approach is based on the methodology that achieved ranks 1 and 2 in the 2016 ASC challenge: a fusion of i-vector modelling using MFCC features derived from left and right audio channels, and deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) trained on raw spectrograms. The data provided for the 2017 ASC task presented some new challenges – in particular, audio stimuli of very short duration. These will be discussed in detail, and our measures for addressing them will be described. The result of our experiments is a classification system that achieves classification accuracies of around 90% on the provided development data, as estimated via the prescribed four-fold cross-validation scheme. On the unseen evaluation data, our best performing method achieved 73.8% and 5th place in the team ranking.