Journal Forum

Synthetic Reverberator - January 1960

Sound Board: High-Resolution Audio - October 2015

Synchronized Swept-Sine: Theory, Application, and Implementation - October 2015

Access Journal Forum

AES E-Library

Imprecise Descriptors

Document Thumbnail

The fuzziness and imprecision of terminology used in subjective audio has often been the subject of ridicule by the objectively oriented engineer, who will cite the sharpness of mathematical description as a justification for abandoning subjective methods. It is suggested in this paper that the converse prevails: sharpness of description indicates that only a restricted class of alternative description is being utilized. A new class of descriptor is introduced in which only the probability of assignment of properties can be made, and sharp descriptors are considered limiting cases in which probabilities of assignment approach unity or zero. This expands our analytical capability to include the type of description which subjective audio has been using all along.

AES Convention: Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Google+   YouTube   RSS News Feeds  
AES - Audio Engineering Society