Competitive STDP-based Feature Representation Learning for Sound Event Classification

Competitive STDP-based Feature Representation Learning for Sound Event Classification
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Competitive STDP-based Feature Representation Learning for Sound Event Classification
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IJCNN
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08 July 2019
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Humans are good at discriminating environmental sounds and associating them with opportunities or dangers. While the deep learning approach to sound event classification (SEC) is achieving human parity, unsolved problems remain, instances include high computational cost, requirement of massive labeled training data, and question of biological plausibility .Motivated by the human auditory system, we propose a biologically plausible SEC system, which integrates the auditory front-end, population coding, competitive spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) based feature representation learning and supervised temporal classification into a unified spiking neural network (SNN) system. The proposed SEC system achieves a classification accuracy on the RWCP data base that is on par with other competitive baseline systems. Furthermore, the STDP-based feature representation learning shows low intra-class variability and high inter-class variability in our experiments, which is highly desirable for pattern classification tasks.
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Programmatic grant no. A1687b0033 from the Singapore Government’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise 2020 plan (Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering domain)
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