This task will focus on detection of rare sound events in artificially created mixtures. This specific use of data will allow creating mixtures of background everyday audio and sound events of interest at different event-to-background ratio, providing a larger amount of training conditions than would be available in real recordings.
TUT Rare Sound Events 2017 consists of isolated sound events for each target class and recordings of everyday acoustic scenes to serve as background. Source code for creating mixtures at different event-to-background will be also provided, along with a set of ready generated mixtures. The participants are allowed to use any combination of the provided data for training their systems (separate sounds, provided mixtures or any other created mixtures). The evaluation set will consist of similar mixtures.
The target sound event categories are:
- Baby crying
- Glass breaking
Target sound event categories will be treated independently, therefore it is allowed to use completely different approaches for detection, tailored to the characteristics of each sound category.
The background audio material consists of recordings from 15 different audio scenes, and is part of TUT Acoustic Scenes 2016 dataset.
Recording and annotation procedure
The background audio is part of TUT Acoustic Scenes 2016 dataset, and the isolated sound examples were collected from Freesound. Selection of sounds from Freesound was based on the exact label, selecting examples that had sampling frequency 44.1 kHz or higher. Isolated examples in the training set were annotated with start time and end time using an SVM-based semi-supervised segmentation, followed by manual refinement.
Parameters controlling the synthesized material include the event-to-background ratio (EBR) and the randomly selected positioning for the target sound and event occurrence probability (there may be one or no events per mixture). Isolated sounds and background samples are selected at random. Annotations for the synthetic mixtures are produced automatically by the mixture synthesizer. Annotations contain only the target sound event temporal position, as the task is independent of the background acoustic scene.
In case you are using the provided baseline system, there is no need to download the dataset as the system will automatically download needed dataset for you.
A minor bug was found in the development dataset after initial release. A few background audio signals were found to contain also target sound events (babycry), affecting the evaluation result minimally. Make sure you update your dataset by using the provided script. Detailed instructions how to use the script can be found here.
Below is the most recent, updated version of the development dataset. If you have downloaded it after June 30th 2017, no measures are required from your side.
Or alternatively, use the following direct links to the individual packages:
TUT Rare sound events 2017, development dataset
Or alternatively, use the following direct links to the individual packages:
TUT Rare sound events 2017, evaluation dataset
version 1 (.zip)
The dataset consists of two subsets: development dataset and evaluation dataset. The development dataset contains the original background and isolated sound event samples, and a set of generated mixture audio samples. Participants can generate any amount of additional mixtures for use in system training, using the provided dataset.
The development dataset contains approximately 9 hours of background audio, around 100 isolated sound examples for each target class, and 500 mixture audio examples for each target class, with each mixture containing 0 to 1 target sounds. In addition, 500 mixtures are provided per target class for evaluation of the system during development - these mixtures are created using different background audio and sound examples than the ones available in the development set. The evaluation set will be produced the same way, using original audio material not distributed in development set, and will be provided close to the challenge deadline.
A detailed description of the dataset creation is available in:
A. Mesaros, T. Heittola, A. Diment, B. Elizalde, A. Shah, E. Vincent, B. Raj, and T. Virtanen. DCASE 2017 challenge setup: tasks, datasets and baseline system. In Proceedings of the Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events 2017 Workshop (DCASE2017), pp 85–92. November 2017.
DCASE 2017 Challenge Setup: Tasks, Datasets and Baseline System
DCASE 2017 Challenge consists of four tasks: acoustic scene classification, detection of rare sound events, sound event detection in real-life audio, and large-scale weakly supervised sound event detection for smart cars. This paper presents the setup of these tasks: task definition, dataset, experimental setup, and baseline system results on the development dataset. The baseline systems for all tasks rely on the same implementation using multilayer perceptron and log mel-energies, but differ in the structure of the output layer and the decision making process, as well as the evaluation of system output using task specific metrics.
Sound scene analysis, Acoustic scene classification, Sound event detection, Audio tagging, Rare sound events
A set of 500 mixtures per target class is designated and clearly marked as test material during system development. Participants are required to report the performance of the system on this subset for comparison.
Evaluation dataset without ground truth will be released one month before the submission deadline. Full ground truth meta data for it will be published after the DCASE 2017 challenge and workshop are concluded.
Detailed information for the challenge submission can found on the submission page.
System output should be presented as a single text-file (in CSV format) containing a list of detected sound events from each audio file. Events can be in any order. Format for the case if the event is detected in a mixture:
[filename (string)][tab][event onset time in seconds (float)][tab][event offset time in seconds (float)][tab][event label (string)]
and if no event is detected:
Multiple submissions are allowed (maximum 4 per participant). In the case of multiple submissions, the individual text-files should be packaged into a zip file for submission. Please carefully mark the connection between the submitted files and the corresponding system or system parameters (for example by naming the text file appropriately).
These are the general rules valid for all tasks. The same rules and additional information on technical report and submission requirements can be found here. Task specific rules are highlighted with green.
- Participants are not allowed to use external data for system development. Data from another task is considered external data.
It is allowed to have different approaches for the specific target classes, i.e. target class can be used as prior knowledge.
- Manipulation of provided training and development data is allowed.
Participants are allowed to use any combination of the training and development datasets for training their systems, and creating a high number of mixtures with various combinations of target sounds and background audio is encouraged.
- Participants are not allowed to make subjective judgments of the evaluation data, nor to annotate it. The evaluation dataset cannot be used to train the submitted system; the use of statistics about the evaluation data in the decision making is also forbidden.
The evaluation metric for the task is event-based error rate calculated using onset-only condition with a collar of 500 ms. Additionally, event-based F-score with a 500 ms onset-only collar will be calculated. Ranking of submitted systems will be based on the event-based error rate.
Detailed information on metrics calculation is available in:
Annamaria Mesaros, Toni Heittola, and Tuomas Virtanen. Metrics for polyphonic sound event detection. Applied Sciences, 6(6):162, 2016.
Metrics for Polyphonic Sound Event Detection
This paper presents and discusses various metrics proposed for evaluation of polyphonic sound event detection systems used in realistic situations where there are typically multiple sound sources active simultaneously. The system output in this case contains overlapping events, marked as multiple sounds detected as being active at the same time. The polyphonic system output requires a suitable procedure for evaluation against a reference. Metrics from neighboring fields such as speech recognition and speaker diarization can be used, but they need to be partially redefined to deal with the overlapping events. We present a review of the most common metrics in the field and the way they are adapted and interpreted in the polyphonic case. We discuss segment-based and event-based definitions of each metric and explain the consequences of instance-based and class-based averaging using a case study. In parallel, we provide a toolbox containing implementations of presented metrics.
A short description of metrics can be found here.
The evaluation is done automatically in the baseline system. Evaluation is done using sed_eval toolbox.
In case of using the toolbox directly, use the following parameters for
sed_eval.EventBasedMetrics evaluator to align it with the baseline system:
- Collar of 500ms or 50% length of the event,
- Only evaluate onsets,
|Cakir_TUT_task2_1||CRNN-1||Emre Cakir||Laboratory of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Cakir2017||0.1813||91.0|
|Cakir_TUT_task2_2||CRNN-2||Emre Cakir||Laboratory of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Cakir2017||0.1733||91.0|
|Cakir_TUT_task2_3||CRNN-3||Emre Cakir||Laboratory of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Cakir2017||0.2920||86.0|
|Cakir_TUT_task2_4||CRNN-4||Emre Cakir||Laboratory of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Cakir2017||0.1867||90.3|
|Dang_NCU_task2_1||CRNN||Jia-Ching Wang||Computer Sciene and Information Engineering, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Dang2017||0.4787||73.3|
|Dang_NCU_task2_2||andang2||Jia-Ching Wang||Computer Sciene and Information Engineering, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Dang2017||0.4107||79.1|
|Dang_NCU_task2_3||andang2||Jia-Ching Wang||Computer Sciene and Information Engineering, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Dang2017||0.4453||76.1|
|Dang_NCU_task2_4||andang2||Jia-Ching Wang||Computer Sciene and Information Engineering, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Dang2017||0.4253||78.6|
|Ghaffarzadegan_BOSCH_task2_1||BOSCH21||Shabnam Ghaffarzadegan||Human Machine Interaction, Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, Palo Alto, USA||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Ghaffarzadegan2017||0.5000||74.2|
|Ghaffarzadegan_BOSCH_task2_2||BOSCH22||Shabnam Ghaffarzadegan||Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, Palo Alto, USA||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Ghaffarzadegan2017||0.5493||71.8|
|Ghaffarzadegan_BOSCH_task2_3||BOSCH23||Shabnam Ghaffarzadegan||Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, Palo Alto, USA||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Ghaffarzadegan2017||0.5560||70.8|
|DCASE2017 baseline||Baseline||Toni Heittola||Laboratory of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Heittola2017||0.6373||64.1|
|Jeon_GIST_task2_1||NMF_SS+DNN||Hong Kook Kim||School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Jeon2017||0.6773||65.8|
|Li_SCUT_task2_1||LiSCUTt2_1||Yanxiong Li||School of Electronic and Information Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Li2017||0.6333||65.5|
|Li_SCUT_task2_2||LiSCUTt2_2||Yanxiong Li||School of Electronic and Information Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Li2017||0.7373||57.4|
|Li_SCUT_task2_3||LiSCUTt2_3||Yanxiong Li||School of Electronic and Information Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Li2017||0.6213||66.6|
|Lim_COCAI_task2_1||1dCRNN1||Yoonchang Han||Cochlear.ai, Seoul, Korea||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Lim2017||0.1307||93.1|
|Lim_COCAI_task2_2||1dCRNN2||Yoonchang Han||Cochlear.ai, Seoul, Korea||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Lim2017||0.1347||93.0|
|Lim_COCAI_task2_3||1dCRNN3||Yoonchang Han||Cochlear.ai, Seoul, Korea||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Lim2017||0.1520||92.2|
|Lim_COCAI_task2_4||1dCRNN4||Yoonchang Han||Cochlear.ai, Seoul, Korea||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Lim2017||0.1720||91.4|
|Liping_CQU_task2_1||E-RFCN||Yang Liping||Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Technology and Systems (Chongqing University), Ministry of Education, ChongQing University, ChongQing, China||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Kaiwu2017||0.3400||79.5|
|Liping_CQU_task2_2||E-RFCN||Yang Liping||Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Technology and Systems (Chongqing University), Ministry of Education, ChongQing University, ChongQing, China||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Kaiwu2017||0.3293||81.2|
|Liping_CQU_task2_3||E-RFCN||Yang Liping||Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Technology and Systems (Chongqing University), Ministry of Education, ChongQing University, ChongQing, China||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Kaiwu2017||0.3173||82.0|
|Phan_UniLuebeck_task2_1||AED-Net||Huy Phan||Institute for Signal Processing, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Phan2017||0.2773||85.3|
|Ravichandran_BOSCH_task2_4||BOSCH24||Anravich Ravichandran||Computer science, University of California, San Diego, USA||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Ravichandran2017||0.4267||78.6|
|Vesperini_UNIVPM_task2_1||A3LAB||Fabio Vesperini||Department of Information Engineering, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Vesperini2017||0.3267||83.9|
|Vesperini_UNIVPM_task2_2||A3LAB||Fabio Vesperini||Department of Information Engineering, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Vesperini2017||0.3440||82.8|
|Vesperini_UNIVPM_task2_3||A3LAB||Fabio Vesperini||Department of Information Engineering, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Vesperini2017||0.3267||83.2|
|Vesperini_UNIVPM_task2_4||A3LAB||Fabio Vesperini||Department of Information Engineering, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Vesperini2017||0.3267||83.2|
|Wang_BUPT_task2_1||MFC_WJ||Jun Wang||Embedded Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Wang2017||0.4320||73.4|
|Wang_THU_task2_1||Baseline||Jianfei Wang||Speech and Audio Technology Laboratory, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Wang2017a||0.4973||72.6|
|Zhou_XJTU_task2_1||SLR-NMF||Zuren Feng||Systems Engineering Institute, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China||task-rare-sound-event-detection-results#Zhou2017||0.3133||84.2|
Complete results and technical reports can be found here.
The baseline system for the task is provided. The system is meant to implement a basic approach for acoustic scene classification, and provide some comparison point for the participants while developing their systems. The baseline systems for all tasks share the code base, implementing quite similar approach for all tasks. The baseline system will download the needed datasets and produces the results below when ran with the default parameters.
The baseline system is based on a multilayer perceptron architecture using log mel-band energies as features. A 5-frame context is used, resulting in a feature vector length of 200. Using these features, a neural network containing two dense layers of 50 hidden units per layer and 20% dropout is trained for 200 epochs for each class. Detection decision is based on a single output neuron of sigmoid type, indicating the target class active or inactive. A detailed description is available in the baseline system documentation. The baseline system includes evaluation of results using event-based error rate and event-based F-score as metrics.
The baseline system is implemented using Python (version 2.7 and 3.6). Participants are allowed to build their system on top of the given baseline system. The system has all needed functionality for dataset handling, storing / accessing features and models, and evaluating the results, making the adaptation for one's needs rather easy. The baseline system is also a good starting point for entry level researchers.
Results for TUT Rare sound events 2017, development dataset
- three separate binary classifiers (one per class), average error rate over the three classes
- trained and tested using development dataset mixtures (provided train and test sets)
- Python 2.7.13 used
- Frame size: 40 ms (with 50% hop size)
- Feature vector: 40 log mel-band energies in 5 consecutive frames = 200 values
- MLP: 2 layers x 50 hidden units, 20% dropout, 200 epochs (using early stopping criteria, monitoring started after 100 epoch, 10 epoch patience), learning rate 0.001, one sigmoid unit as output
- Trained only on mixture audio
|Event-based overall metrics (onset only,t_collar=500ms)|
|Baby cry||0.67||72.0 %|
|Glass break||0.22||88.5 %|
|Gun shot||0.69||57.4 %|