BioAcoustica: a free and open repository and analysis platform for bioacoustics

Edward Baker, Ben W. Price, S.D. Rycroft, Jon Hill, Vincent S. Smith

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We describe an online open repository and analysis platform, BioAcoustica (http://bio., for recordings of wildlife sounds. Recordings can be annotated using a
crowdsourced approach, allowing voice introductions and sections with extraneous noise
to be removed from analyses. This system is based on the Scratchpads virtual research
environment, the BioVeL portal and the Taverna workflow management tool, which
allows for analysis of recordings using a grid computing service. At present the analyses
include spectrograms, oscillograms and dominant frequency analysis. Further analyses
can be integrated to meet the needs of specific researchers or projects. Researchers can
upload and annotate their recordings to supplement traditional publication.
Original languageEnglish
Article number bav054
Early online date8 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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