Emily K Mallaber's research while affiliated with Boston University and other places

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Songbirds provide a powerful model system for studying sensory-motor learning. However, many analyses of birdsong require time-consuming, manual annotation of its elements, called syllables. Automated methods for annotation have been proposed, but these methods assume that audio can be cleanly segmented into syllables, or they require carefully tun...


... 48 Researchers have used PAFs to cluster vocalisations of zebra finches (Taeniopygia 49 guttata) [18], baboons (Papio ursinus) [19], bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops 50 truncatus) [20], gibbons (Hylobates funereus) [21], and mice (Mus musculus) [22,23]. 51 For instance, Elie et al. [18] used 22 PAFs extracted using the Biosound package [24] to 52 cluster zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) vocalisations, Sainburg et al. [25] used 18 53 features from the same package to visualise and cluster vocalisations from 20 species, 54 Clink and Klinck [21] used Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCCs) to cluster 55 gibbon (Hylobates funereus) calls by individual, and Van Segbroeck et al. [22] used a 56 gammatone filterbank to cluster mice (Mus musculus) vocalisations. Alternatively, to 57 capture spectro-temporal variations, the concatenation of consecutive spectrogram 58 frames can be used [25,26]. ...