Humming in academia (part 1,[itself with 4 parts])

 

A partial interdisciplinary overview of some of the recent literature

Security

Humming-based human verification and identification

“The experimental results show that linear prediction cepstral coefficients and perceptually linear prediction coefficients are conducive to verification and identification, respectively.”

Medicine

Strong humming for one hour daily to terminate chronic rhinosinusitis in four days:

“The morning after the first 1-hour humming session, the subject awoke with a clear nose and found himself breathing easily through his nose for the first time in over 1 month.”

Internet

Query by humming: a time series database approach (2003)

“A Query by Humming system allows the user to find a song by humming part of the tune.”

Zoology

Humming in bears: a peculiar sustained mammalian vocalization (2007)

“Humming is present in all extant species of the Ursidae with the exception of the giant panda. It has similar structural characteristics and the same mode of sound production in all species.”

(part 2 coming soon)






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