The Orchive is a large collection of over 20,000 hours of audio recordings from the OrcaLab research facility located off the northern tip of Vancouver Island. It contains recorded orca vocalizations from the 1980 to the present time and is one of the largest resources of bioacoustic data in the world. We have developed a web-based interface that allows researchers to listen to these recordings, view waveform and spectral representations of the audio, label clips with annotations, and view the results of machine learning classifiers based on automatic audio features extraction. In this paper we describe such classifiers that discriminate between background noise, orca calls, and the voice notes that are present in most of the tapes. Furthermore we show classification results for individual calls based on a previously existing orca call catalog. We have also experimentally investigated the scalability of classifiers over the entire Orchive.
* ICML 2013 Workshop on Machine Learning for Bioacoustics