Supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Ro 356/4–6.
A Minicomputer-aided Method for the Detection of Features from Vocalisations of the Cotton-top Tamarin
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Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
1983 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie
Volume 62, Issue 4, pages 321–328, January-December 1983
How to Cite
GOEDEKING, P. (1983), A Minicomputer-aided Method for the Detection of Features from Vocalisations of the Cotton-top Tamarin. Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie, 62: 321–328. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.1983.tb02160.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
- Received: December 1, 1982 Accepted: January 15, 1983
Abstract and Summary
Lagging behind the methodological standard reached in human speech analysis, spectrograms from animal vocalisations must still be analysed at least partly “by hand”. The method described here uses minicomputer feature detection techniques to extract frequency modulation and amplitude modulation contours and the number of harmonics automatically from cotton-top tamarin vocalisations. This system thus offers a very workable tool for the detailed analysis of animal vocalisations, as demonstrated in an application where the stereotypy of an amplitude modulation pattern of cotton-top tamarin calls is shown.