Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloModelling the soundscape quality of urban waterfronts by artificial neural networks
Anno di pubblicazione2016
Autore/iPuyana Romero, Virginia; Maffei, Luigi; Brambilla, Giovanni; Ciaburro, Giuseppe
Affiliazioni autoriUniversità degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • inglese
AbstractThe renewal of the urban waterfronts has become a major focus of attention for politicians and decision makers in the city's management programs. The recognition of the patterns that define the waterfronts' identity is essential to select new strategies of intervention for the environmental recovery. In order to create adequate environments for everyday life within a sustainable development, new links between human senses, human perception and design need to be created. Within this wide approach, the landscape and the soundscape play a significant role and can become a key driving force in the implementation of the changes. New techniques have to be tested to identify the sonic and visual parameters capable to explain the specificity of a waterfront. With this purpose, an artificial neural network (ANN) was developed, and the relative importance of the input variables was evaluated. The collected database was also analysed by multiple linear regression (MLR) to compare the outcomes of both models. The urban waterfront of Naples (Italy) was chosen as case study. The results obtained show that the performance of the neural network is better than the one of the linear regression (rANN = 0.949, rMLR = 0.639). The interpretation of the relative importance method is also quite satisfactory in the ANN.
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RivistaApplied acoustics
Attiva dal 1968
Editore: Applied Science Publishers, - Barking
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0003-682X
Titolo chiave: Applied acoustics
Titolo proprio: Applied acoustics
Titolo abbreviato: Appl. acoust.
Titoli alternativi:
  • Acoustique applique´
  • Angewandte Akustik
Numero volume della rivista111
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Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
Indicizzazione (in banche dati controllate)
  • Scopus (Codice:2-s2.0-84966348797)
Parole chiaveArtificial neural networks, Landscape indicators, Place identity, Soundscape, Waterfronts
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Data di accettazione19/04/2016
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Strutture CNR
  • IDASC — Istituto di Acustica e Sensoristica "Orso Mario Corbino"
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