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WHWP - Walter Höllerer bei WikiPedia

Bronner, Friedrich Georg (2018)

The dissertation thesis "WHWP - Walter Höllerer bei WikiPedia" documents research about the german WikiPedia-Artikel on Walter Höllerer. The article „Walter Höllerer“ was created in 2003 and the article was researched throughout 2015: the thesis shows the development of WHWP over the time of twelve years. There were 113 changes made to the article by 89 very diverse authors. This specific artic...

On the epistemic potential of virtual realities for the historical sciences. A methodological framework

Weinzierl, Stefan ; Lepa, Steffen (2017)

Virtual or augmented audio-visual environments can be employed not only for the impartment of knowledge to a wider audience, but also for the generation of knowledge within the historical sciences. In this context, the transformation of numerical models of historical circumstances into an immediate sensual experience may be used both in an exploratory manner as well as for testing specific hypo...

TU-Note Violin Sample Library

Coler, Henrik von ; Margraf, Jonas ; Schuladen, Paul (2018)

The presented sample library of violin sounds is designed as a tool for the research, development and testing of sound analysis / synthesis algorithms. The library features single sounds which cover the entire frequency range of the instrument in four dynamic levels, two-note sequences for the study of note transitions, and solo pieces and scales. All parts come with hand-labeled segmentation g...

A Multi-channel Anechoic Orchestra Recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 op. 93

Böhm, Christoph ; Ackermann, David ; Weinzierl, Stefan (2018)

This data set contains an excerpt of the anechoic recording of the Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by the "Orchester Wiener Akademie" conducted by Martin Haselböck. It was recorded in the anechoic chamber of the TU Berlin.

GRAS - Ground Truth for Room Acoustical Simulation

Aspöck, Lukas ; Brinkmann, Fabian ; Ackermann, David ; Weinzierl, Stefan ; Vorländer, Michael (2018-03-14)

The Ground truth for Room Acoustical Simulation (GRAS) database contains eleven acoustical scenes that are intended for the evaluation of room acoustical simulation software. This comprises simple scenes that isolate certain acoustic phenomena, as well as complex environments of different shape and size. Each scene consists of (a) a scene description giving the room geometry, and the positions ...

Assessment of speech perception based on binaural room impulse responses

Kokabi, Omid ; Brinkmann, Fabian ; Weinzierl, Stefan (2018-03-14)

This document is supplement to "Assessment of speech perception based on binaural room impulse responses", a master thesis realized at the audio communication group at Technische Universität Berlin. In this thesis, the prediction accuracy with a binaural intelligibility model with an extension to model the influence of reverberation was tested for four different virtual rooms. Therefore, speech...

Extending the closed-form image source model for source directivity (Digital appendix)

Erbes, Vera ; Brinkmann, Fabian (2018-03-12)

The image source model (ISM) is a widespread tool in geometrical room acoustic simulation for the generation of early reflections, which can take into account the source and receiver directivity, as well as the absorption properties of the acoustic environment. A downside of the ISM is the increase in computational effort with increasing image source order caused by costly visibility checks tha...

Wutreden – Konstruktion einer Gattung in den digitalen Medien

Meier, Simon (2016)

This paper proposes a reception-oriented and discursive concept of genre by using the example of „Wutreden“, i. e. public and medially distributed rants and their coverage in (online) media and Web 2.0. On the basis of a corpus of video recordings and transcriptions of Wutreden as well as comments made by journalists and users, it is shown that neither their linguistic features nor their situat...

Angemessenheit. Pragmatische Perspektiven auf ein linguistisches Bewertungskriterium

Meier, Simon (2015)


Post-modernism, post-structuralism, post-semiotics? Sign theory at the fin de siècle

Posner, Roland (2011)

The contribution describes the differences between modernism and postmodernism as historical periods of the twentieth century and establishes comparable differences between structuralism and post-structuralism as semiotic approaches. Like modernism, structuralism rejects traditional modes of thought, attempts to reconstruct academic disciplines on the basis of a few fundamental principles and s...

Curs, crabs, and cranky cows: Ethological and linguistic aspects of animal-based insults

Schmauks, Dagmar (2014)

Our attitude towards animals is highly inconsistent. Linguistic evidence of this is the many animal names that we use for characterizing other humans. Although terms like “beastly” draw a clear dividing line between mankind and the animal kingdom, we also see numerous similarities across species and coin expressions such as “eagle eyes” or “ostrich policy.” A treasure trove for such comparisons...

Hearing a shakkei: The semiotics of the audible in a Japanese stroll garden

Fowler, Michael (2013)

Though there has been some interest in the semiotics of Japanese gardens (Casalis 1983; van Tonder and Lyons 2005) as pure visual articulations of landscape elements, attention to what Schafer (1977) and Truax (2001) identify as a garden's soundscape has been lacking. This paper investigates the gardening technique of shakkei (borrowed scenery) in the Tokyo garden Kyu Furukawa Teien. Utilizing ...

Tagungsbericht zum Transdisziplinären Kolloquium 2016: „Information und Wissen“

Kraft, Andreas (2016)


Zur Rolle von Asymmetrien in interkultureller Projektkommunikation

Alnajjar, Justyna ; Pelikan, Kristina ; Wassermann, Marvin (2016)

Sowohl in der Wirtschaft als auch in der Wissenschaft spielen Projekte und Projektmanagement eine zunehmende Rolle. Projekte beeinflussen immer häufiger die Arbeitsstrukturen in Organisationen und wissenschaftlichen Instituten. Sie ermöglichen dynamisches, flexibles und vernetztes arbeiten, was in der heutigen Welt gefragt ist. Projektbasierte Arbeit bringt jedoch auch unterschiedliche Herausfo...

The expression of non-actual motion in Swedish, French and Thai

Blomberg, Johan (2015)

Dynamic descriptions of static spatial situations, such as the road goes through the forest have attracted a lot of attention across different semantic theories. Analyses in terms of fictive motion and subjective motion have proposed that such expressions are strongly motivated by universal cognitive and conceptual factors. I present theoretical arguments for the conflation of several different...

Alvin Lucier's Music for Solo Performer: Experimental music beyond sonification

Straebel, Volker ; Thoben, Wilm (2014)

Alvin Lucier's Music for Solo Performer (1965), often referred to as the ‘brain wave piece’, has become a key work of experimental music. Its setup, in which the brain waves of a solo performer are made to excite percussion instruments, has given the work a central place in the discourse on artistic sonification. However, only a small number of the authors making reference to the work seem to h...

Sound, materiality and embodiment challenges for the concept of 'musical expertise' in the age of digital mediatization

Lepa, Steffen ; Hoklas, Anne-Kathrin ; Egermann, Hauke ; Weinzierl, Stefan (2015)

Within academic music research, 'musical expertise' is often employed as a 'moderator variable' when conducting empirical studies on music listening. Prevalent conceptualizations typically conceive of it as a bundle of cognitive skills acquired through formal musical education. By implicitly drawing on the paradigm of the Western classical live concert, this ignores that for most people nowaday...

The FABIAN head-related transfer function data base

Brinkmann, Fabian (2017-02-09)

This data base includes head-related transfer functions (HRTFs), headphone transfer functions (HpTFs), and 3D-meshes of the FABIAN head and torso simulator. More detailed information is provided in the documentation within the data base.

The Repeated Recording Illusion

Anglada-Tort, Manuel ; Müllensiefen, Daniel (2017-09)

The repeated recording illusion refers to the phenomenon in which listeners believe to hear different musical stimuli while they are in fact identical. The present paper aims to construct an experimental paradigm to enable the systematic measurement of this phenomenon, investigating potentially related extrinsic and individual difference factors. Participants were told to listen to ‘‘different’...

WhisPER. A MATLAB toolbox for performing quantitative and qualitative listening tests.

Ciba, Simon ; Brinkmann, Fabian ; Lindau, Alexander (2014-03-26)

WhisPER is a MATLAB based software package for performing experiments in the field of both perceptual audio evaluation and psychoacoustic measurement. It was developed by the audio communication group of the TU Berlin. WhisPER provides convenient means for both controlling the playback environment and for interacting with test subjects, e.g., featuring a GUI system easily accessible to experime...