Assessing the Quality of the Extraction and Tracking of Sinusoidal Components: Towards an Evaluation Methodology

Mathieu Lagrange; Sylvain Marchand
DAFx-2006 - Montreal
In this paper, we introduce two original evaluation methods in the context of sinusoidal modeling. The first one assesses the quality of the extraction of sinusoidal components from short-time signals, whereas the second one focuses on the quality of the tracking of these sinusoidal components over time. Each proposed method intends to use a unique cost function that globally reflects the performance of the tested algorithm in a realistic framework. Clearly defined evaluation protocols are then proposed with several test cases to evaluate most of the desired properties of extractors or trackers of sinusoidal components. This paper is a first proposal to be used as a starting point in a sinusoidal analysis / synthesis contest to be held at DAFx’07.