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sed_eval - Evaluation toolbox for Sound Event Detection

sed_eval is an open source Python toolbox which provides a standardized, and transparent way to evaluate sound event detection systems.



See for manual and tutorials.

Installation instructions

The latest stable release is available on PyPI, and you can install with pip:

pip install sed_eval

Alternatively you can download or clone toolbox and use pip to handle dependencies:

pip install -e sed_eval


git clone
pip install -e sed_eval


The toolbox is tested to work with Python 2.7 and Python 3.6.

  • numpy >= 1.7.0
  • dcase_util >= 0.2.4


If you use sed_eval in a research project, please cite the following paper:

Annamaria Mesaros, Toni Heittola, and Tuomas Virtanen, "Metrics for polyphonic sound event detection", Applied Sciences, 6(6):162, 2016 [HTML][PDF]


Code released under the MIT license.

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