The Adjustment/Satisfaction Test (A/ST)

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A/ST

As media consumption is heading towards high degrees of content personalization, there is a growing need to assess the perceptual performance of these developments. The Adjustment/Satisfaction Test (A/ST) is a perceptual test where subjects interact with a user-adjustable system and their adjustment preferences and the resulting satisfaction levels are studied.

The details are presented in our papers:

  1. Matteo Torcoli, Jürgen Herre, Jouni Paulus, Christian Uhle, Harald Fuchs, and Oliver Hellmuth
    The Adjustment/Satisfaction Test (A/ST) for the Subjective Evaluation of Dialogue Enhancement
    In Proceedings of 143rd the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, 2017. Citations PDF
    @inproceedings{TorcoliHPUFH17_AST_AES,
    title = {The Adjustment/Satisfaction Test (A/ST) for the Subjective Evaluation of Dialogue Enhancement},
    author = {Matteo Torcoli and J{\"u}rgen Herre and Jouni Paulus and Christian Uhle and Harald Fuchs and Oliver Hellmuth},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of 143rd the Audio Engineering Society ({AES}) Convention},
    month = {October},
    year = {2017},
    address = {New York, USA},
    url-citations={http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=19239},
    url-pdf={2017_AES_Torcoli_AST.pdf}
    }
  2. Matteo Torcoli, Jürgen Herre, Harald Fuchs, Jouni Paulus, and Christian Uhle
    The Adjustment/Satisfaction Test (A/ST) for the Evaluation of Personalization in Broadcast Services and Its Application to Dialogue Enhancement
    IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 64(2): 524–538, 2018. DOI
    @ARTICLE{8369355,
    author={Matteo Torcoli and J{\"u}rgen Herre and Harald Fuchs and Jouni Paulus and Christian Uhle},
    journal={IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting},
    title={The Adjustment/Satisfaction Test (A/ST) for the Evaluation of Personalization in Broadcast Services and Its Application to Dialogue Enhancement},
    year={2018},
    volume={64},
    number={2},
    pages={524-538},
    doi={10.1109/TBC.2018.2832458},
    month={June},
    }

In the papers, we also show the application of the A/ST for the evaluation of a Dialogue Enhancement system, i.e., an object-based audio system which enables the content consumer to control the balance between the dialogue and all other audio sources.

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The A/ST software is implemented in Max 7 and can be downloaded here:

Please read carefully the LICENSE agreement.

If you find the A/ST software useful, please cite the mentioned publications.

We appreciate any feedback and contribution. Correspondence should be addressed to matteo.torcoli@iis.fraunhofer.de.

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