Datasets of odontocete sounds annotated for developing automatic detection methods
Mellinger, David K.
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This report documents the progress to date of this project to (1) collect recordings of beaked whales and other odontocete species, (2) annotate the collected sound files to make them useful to researchers working on automatic call detection and classification, (3) make them publicly available in an archive on the Internet (www.mobysound.org), and (4) use them in developing automatic detection algorithms and software. Among other things, one important development from this project has been the invention of a method known as Energy Ratio Mapping Algorithm (ERMA) for detecting clicks of beaked whales and other odontocetes. A journal paper and numerous presentations about (and using recordings from) this project have been published and presented. Copies of the abstracts of these publications and presentations are included in this report.