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The Reagan Effect: Self-presentation in humans and computers

Posner, Roland (2000)

I will examine in the first part of this paper the types of selves; in the second part, the kinds of presentation; and in the third part, the processes of self-presentation. In doing so, and in accordance with a successful strategy of artificial intelligence research, I will talk about people: people like you and me. I will generalize the results, however, so that they can be applied to all int...

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...

A Database on Musicians’ Movements During Musical Performances

Ackermann, David ; Böhm, Christoph ; Weinzierl, Stefan (2018-10)

The movements of 20 musicians playing 11 different musical instruments, including all standard orchestral instruments, were captured during solo performances by means of a motion capturing system under concert-like conditions.

Nonverbal interaction between hitchhikers and drivers

Schmauks, Dagmar (2003)

This essay reconstructs the implicit knowledge of a competent hitchhikerfrom the viewpoint of semiotics. The initial phase of hitchhiking is purelynonverbal. The hitchhiker starts the interaction by signaling that s/he wants a lift. In the standard case, the sign chosen is a culture-specific gesture.The driver produces one of the following four actions: (i) in the successfulcase, s/he stops and...

Semiotics as a Theoretical Basis of the Human Sciences

Posner, Roland (2009)

In all cultures of the world, the members of the younger generation must prepare themselves for life within the environment into which they were born. They do this by learning to adjust themselves to the social institutions, to handle the tools in use, and to master the valid sign systems. That is, they acquire the social, civilizational, and mental competences of their culture. In the schools ...

Book Review [zu: Kuhfuß, Walter: Eine Kulturgeschichte des Französischunterrichts in der frühen Neuzeit. Französischlernen am Fürstenhof, auf dem Marktplatz und in der Schule in Deutschland. Göttingen: V & R unipress, 2014. ISBN 978-...

Roelcke, Thorsten (2015)

Buchrezension zu Kuhfuß, Walter: Eine Kulturgeschichte des Französischunterrichts in der frühen Neuzeit. Französischlernen am Fürstenhof, auf dem Marktplatz und in der Schule in Deutschland. Göttingen: V & R unipress, 2014.

Morphological complexity of the word

Altmann, Gabriel ; Roelcke, Thorsten (2015)

Although there is much linguistic work concerning morphological complexity of words no study tries to scale their physical form. In this paper firstly we present a scaling of word's morphological complexity considering reduplication, compounding, derivation, inflection and suppletivism. Secondly we show some quantitative analyses of morphological complexity with respect to arc, motif, and dista...

Becoming the Synthi-Fou: Stockhausen and the new keyboardism

Fowler, Michael (2011)

Karlheinz Stockhausen embraced the potential of electronic music to generate new timbres and acoustic typologies early in his career. After first experimenting with magnetic tape in works such as Gesang der Jünglinge (1955) and Kontakte (1958–60), he later embraced other synthesis technologies for the production of large-scale spatial electro-acoustic works such as Sirius (1970) and Oktophonie ...

Names and titles matter: The impact of linguistic fluency and the affect heuristic on aesthetic and value judgements of music

Anglada-Tort, Manuel ; Steffens, Jochen ; Müllensiefen, Daniel (2018-04)

It has been shown that titles influence peoples’ evaluation of visual art. However, the question of whether titles and artist names affect listeners when evaluating music has not yet been investigated. By using two well-known cognitive heuristics, the authors investigated whether names presented with music pieces influenced aesthetic and value judgments of music. Experiment 1 (N = 48) focused o...

Perzeptiv motivierte, parametrische Synthese binauraler Raumimpulsantworten

Stade, Philipp (2018)

Diese Dissertation beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung und Untersuchung von Methoden zur Synthese binauraler Signale für eine dynamische Hörbarmachung von akustischen Gegebenheiten über Kopfhörer. Es werden verschiedene Modelle gebildet, die diffuse und gerichtete Schallfeldkomponenten separat analysieren und mittels Parametern charakterisieren. Anschließend werden diese raumabhängigen Merkmal...

Acoustics of Kabuki Theaters - Input Data for Room Acoustics Simulation

Büttner, Clemens ; Yabushita, Mitsuru ; Sanchez-Parejo, Antonio ; Morishita, Yu ; Weinzierl, Stefan (2018-07-04)

This data set contains CAD-Models (.skp) of the eight following Kabuki theaters: Hoo-za, Kanamaru-za, Murakuni-za, Hakuun-za, Meiji-za, Yachiyo-za, Uchiko-za, Kaho Gekijo.

Determinants of music-selection behavior: development of a model

Greb, Fabian (2018)

Für viele Menschen ist Musikhören heutzutage ein integraler Bestandteil ihres Alltags. Die Digitalisierung und technische Entwicklungen, wie Smartphones und Musik-Streaming-Dienste, bieten den Menschen fast uneingeschränkte Freiheit in jeder Situation jede Art von Musik zu hören. Im Gegensatz zur weitverbreiteten Nutzung dieser Technologien ist wenig über die Prozesse bekannt, welche der Musika...

Proceedings of the Linux Audio Conference 2018

Popov, Artem ; Westerfeld, Stefan ; Subia Valdez, José Rafael ; Herzke, Tobias ; Kayser, Hendrik ; Seifert, Christopher ; Maanen, Paul ; Obbard, Christopher ; Payá-Vayá, Guillermo ; Blume, Holger ; Hohmann, Volker ; McCurry, Mark ; Guillot, Pierre ; Goltz, Florian ; Kuhr, Christoph ; Carôt, Alexander ; Adriaensen, Fons ; Weaver, Paul ; Honour, David (2018)

These proceedings contain all papers presented at the Linux Audio Conference 2018. The conference took place at c-base, Berlin, from June 7th - 10th, 2018 and was organized in cooperation with the Electronic Music Studio at TU Berlin.

A Ground Truth on Room Acoustical Analysis and Perception (GRAP)

Ackermann, David ; Ilse, Maximilan ; Grigoriev, Dmitry ; Lepa, Steffen ; Pelzer, Sönke ; Vorländer, Michael ; Weinzierl, Stefan (2018-05)

A database of 35 virtual room models was created that can serve as a ground truth for the future development of room acoustical parameters beyond ISO 3382-1. Some of the room models are based on existing performance venues, however without yielding a perfect match of measured and simulated acoustical parameters. Others are artificial designs which were made to systematically cover a wide variet...

Tempo data from 50 performances of Beethovens Appassionata (Op. 57)

Brinkmann, Fabian ; von Loesch, Heinz (2018-05-24)

This database holds tempo data from 50 performances of Beethoven’s famous piano sonata Op. 57, also known as the Appassionata. Different versions of the score are for example freely available from the Petrucci Music Library ( For further study, we recommend to either use the edition from Heinrich Schenker including bar numbers, or the edition from Arthur Schnabel including his...

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 ...