Yeung, E. S. "Pattern Recognition by Audio Representation of Multivariate
Analytical Data." Anal. Chem. 52 (1980): 1120--1123.
Audible display for experimental data from analytical chemistry, designed
to incorporate auditory parameters exhibiting continuity in scaling and
relative independence from each other. His display consisted of data vectors,
each dimension of which corresponded to the detected levels of various
metals in a given sample, with one vector per sample. The analysis task
involved classifying a given vector as belonging to one of four sets, after
having been trained with vectors from those four sets. Although Yeung did
not compare the performance of his subjects using the auditory display
with that of any other display, he noted that all of his subjects achieved
the 98% correct classification rate after (at most) two training sessions.
Yost, W. A., and C. S. Watson, eds. Auditory Processing of Complex
Sounds. Proceedings of a workshop in April, 1986. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence
This book includes a wide range of psychoacoustic and physiological
studies on the processing of complex sounds.