Update: Dec 9th, 2011

Thomas Hermann | Publications

Since 1999 I published more than 110 peer reviewed articles. At the moment there are several lists where different information is available about these publications.

  • The publication section of the older site provides details for most of the papers before 2009
  • The Ambient Intelligence Group publication site contains all publications since 2008 – please check the links for supplementary material therein for sound examples.
  • Our old AmI group site offers a publication list of most papers including links to sonification examples, but this will not be maintained further.

Selected Publications

The following selected publications span some particularly important directions of my research.

  • The Sonification Handbook: Edited by Thomas Hermann, Andy Hunt, John G. Neuhoff (2011) puts together chapters from different interdisciplinary angles on the field of auditory display and sonification. (some of them with my author – or co-authorship).
  • Sound and Meaning in Auditory Display: the article introduces and discusses my framework of Model-based Sonification and how meaning can be extracted generally from sound
  • Model-based Sonification revisited: this article gives a short and concise summary of Model-based Sonification, and contrasts the approach from Parameter Mapping Sonifications. It furthermore discusses how to interact with sonifications.
  • Neural Gas Sonification: Growing Adaptive Interfaces for Interacting with data: the paper presents a Sonification Model to perceive the intrinsic dimensionality of high-dimensional distributions (which is typically different from the embedding dimension). The approach furthermore allows to perceive the adaptation process of growing neural gas techniques, which conveys interesting information about overfitting and structural stability.
  • Vocal Sonification of Pathologic EEG Features: This paper introduces a novel approach for EEG sonification, using vocal synthesis and derived features from the EEG so that the sonification remains even stable under channel augmentations. Using vocal signals ideally connects to the human fine abilities in discerning structure, and furthermore allows the physician to make use of onamatopoia to refer to characteristic parts of the sonification.
  • AcouMotion – An Interactive Sonification System for Acoustic Motion Control: the paper introduces an approach to use sound as interactive feedback signal to close an interactive sonification loop between a system and a user. Applications range from our novel sports game ‘Blindminton’ over support for physiotherapy to cognitive research
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