Animal Sound Classification Using A Convolutional Neural Network

Sasmaz E., Tek F. B.

3rd International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering (UBMK), Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina, 20 - 23 September 2018, pp.625-629 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ubmk.2018.8566449
  • City: Sarajevo
  • Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Page Numbers: pp.625-629
  • Keywords: Animal sound classification, Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficient (MFCC), Convolution Neural Network (CNN), Confusion Matrix (CF)
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper, we investigate the problem of animal sound classification using deep learning and propose a system based on convolutional neural network architecture. As the input to the network, sound files were preprocessed to extract Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC) using LibROSA library. To train and test the system we have collected 875 animal sound samples from an online sound source site for 10 different animal types. We report classification confusion matrices and the results obtained by different gradient descent optimizers. The best accuracy of 75% was obtained by Nesterov-accelerated Adaptive Moment Estimation (Nadam).