Sound Classifier

Given a sound, the goal of the Sound Classifier is to assign it to one of a pre-determined number of labels, such as baby crying, siren, or dog barking. This Sound Classifier is not intended to be used for speech recognition.

Loading Data

For example purposes, we will use the ESC-10 dataset. This dataset contain ten classes. Each class has 40 examples with five seconds of audio per example.

Please note: the ESC-10 dataset is part of a larger ESC-50 dataset dataset. In order to use the ESC-10, you will need to download the ESC-50 dataset1. These two datasets have different licenses. Depending on your use case you may be able to use the larger ESC-50 dataset, see their license section for details.

Introductory Example

import turicreate as tc
from os.path import basename

# Load the audio data and meta data.
data = tc.load_audio('./ESC-50/audio/')
meta_data = tc.SFrame.read_csv('./ESC-50/meta/esc50.csv')

# Join the audio data and the meta data.
data['filename'] = data['path'].apply(lambda p: basename(p))
data = data.join(meta_data)

# Drop all records which are not part of the ESC-10.
data = data.filter_by('True', 'esc10')

# Make a train-test split, just use the first fold as our test set.
test_set = data.filter_by(1, 'fold')
train_set = data.filter_by(1, 'fold', exclude=True)

# Create the model.
model = tc.sound_classifier.create(train_set, target='category', feature='audio')

# Generate an SArray of predictions from the test set.
predictions = model.predict(test_set)

# Evaluate the model and print the results
metrics = model.evaluate(test_set)

# Save the model for later use in Turi Create'esc-10.model')

# Export for use in Core ML

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