A system for the detection of polyphonic sound on a university campus based on CapsNet-RNN

Liyan Luo, Liujun Zhang, Mei Wang, Zhenghong Liu, Xin Liu, Ruibin He, Ye Jin
2021 IEEE Access  
In recent decades, surveillance and home security systems based on video analysis have been proposed for the automatic detection of abnormal situations. Nevertheless, in several real applications, it may be easier to detect a given event from audio information, and the use of audio surveillance systems can greatly improve the robustness and reliability of event detection. In this paper, a novel system for the detection of polyphonic urban noise is proposed for on-campus audio surveillance. The
more » ... ystem aggregates different acoustic features to improve the classification accuracy of urban noise. A combination model composed of a capsule neural network (CapsNet) and recurrent neural network (RNN) is employed as the classifier. CapsNet overcomes some limitations of convolutional neural networks (CNNs), such as the loss of position information after max-pooling, and the RNN mainly models the temporal dependency of context information. The combination of these networks further improves the accuracy and robustness of polyphonic sound events detection. Moreover, a monitoring platform is designed to visualize noise maps and acoustic event information. The deployment architecture of the system is used in real environments, and experiments were also conducted on two public datasets. The results demonstrate that the proposed method is superior to existing state-of-art methods for the polyphonic sound event detection task.
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3123970 fatcat:3j4oneylirhfxgxwsheor7pzwi