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Crowd-sourcing the sounds of places with a web-based evolutionary algorithm

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGECCO '19 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companio
EditorsManuel López-Ibáñez , Anne Auger, Thomas Stützle
ISBN (Print)9781450367486
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2019
Eventthe Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 13 Jul 201917 Jul 2019


Conferencethe Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion


The sounds we associate with particular places are tightly interwoven with our memories and sense of belonging. We describe a platform designed to assist in gathering the sounds a group of people associate with a place. A web-based evolutionary algorithm,with human-in-the-loop fitness evaluations, ranks and recombines sounds to ind collections that the group rates as familiar. An experiment covering four geographical locations shows that the process does indeed ind sounds deemed familiar by participants.

    Research areas

  • sound, soundscapes, human in the loop, mood


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