A Path Based Model for Sonification

Franklin, Keith M. and Roberts, Jonathan C. (2004) A Path Based Model for Sonification. In: Banissi, Ebad and Borner, Katy and Chen, Chaomei and Dastbaz, Mohammad and Clapworthy, Gordon and Faiola, Anthony and Izquierdo, Ebroul and Maple, Carsten and Roberts, Jonathan C. and Moore, Christopher J. and Ursyn, Anna and Zhang, Jian, eds. Information Visualisation, 2004. IV 2004. Proceedings. Eighth International Conference on. IEEE Computer Society pp. 865-870. ISBN 0-7695-2177-0. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2004.1320242) (Full text available)

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Recently researchers have been interested in non-visual forms of presentation. Sound, touch, smell, as well as vision can be used to depict information. One important medium is sound; it can encode information for the blind or partial sighted, used to display information when it is impossible to use a screen, and the hardware is cheap and widely available. Researchers have investigated sonifying various data sources with different data types and configurations. In this paper we present a novel path-based model that can be used to describe each of these different sonifications. In summary, the path dictates the sonification tour, the data is mapped into sound via a transfer function, and the quantity of information being sonified is determined by both the span and how the abstract path is registered to the data.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Sonification, sonifying images, path based sonification, non-visual representations
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 09:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14135 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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