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Dik J. Hermes

Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Human-Technology Interaction
IPO 1.34
P.O. Box 513
NL 5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 40 247 52 14
Fax: +31 40 244 98 75
Email: nospam-d.j.hermes@tue.nl-nospam

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Professional info

General

I am a retired research scientist at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences. My research group, Human-Technology Interaction, is the main provider of the master programme Human-Technology Interaction The topics of my research interest have been pitch measurement, intonation, speech perception, sound design, perception of impact sounds, and non-speech audio.

Publications

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List of Dutch words indicating sounds

In the nineties of the last century, I and Robbert-Jan Beun (now at Utrecht University) compiled a list of words indicating sounds. For people who do not speak Dutch, sorry, this list is in Dutch.

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Selected bibliography on:

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Non-speech audio and multimodal interaction

Alonso-Arévalo, M.A.; Shelley, S.; Hermes, D.; Hollowood, J.; Pettitt, M.; Sharples, S.; Kohlrausch, A. (2012)
Curve shape and curvature perception through interactive sonification.
ACM Transactions on Applied Perception 9(4), Article No. 17.

Crommentuijn, K.; Hermes, D.J. (2011)
The effect of damping in an input device on human positioning performance.
In: C. Stephanidis (Ed.) HCI International 2011 - Posters' Extended Abstracts, Communications in Computer and Information Science 174, Part VI.
Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp. 330-334.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22095-1_67

Crommentuijn, K.; Hermes, D.J. (2010)
The effect of Coulomb friction in a haptic interface on positioning performance.
In: Kappers, Astrid M.L.; van Erp, Jan B.F.; Bergmann Tiest, Wouter M.; van der Helm, Frans C.T. (Eds) Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, Proceedings of the International Conference (EuroHaptics 2010), Amsterdam, 8-10 July 2010, Part II.
Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp. 398-405.

Crommentuijn, K.; Hermes, D.J. (2010)
When stick-slip hinders human positioning performance.
In: The 11th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine System, August 31 - September 3, 2010, Valenciennes, France.

Mensvoort, K. van; Vos, P.; Hermes, D.J.; Liere; R. van (2010)
Perception of mechanically and optically simulated bumps and holes.
ACM Transactions on Applied Perception 7(2), Article 10, 24 pages.

Hermes, D.J.; Brouwer de Koning, S.; Geelen, P. (2009)
Perception of real rubbing sounds.
In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Haptic and Auditory Interaction Design Workshop (HAID 2009), Dresden, Germany, 10-11 September 2009, Vol. II, pp. 8-9.

Shelley, S.; Alonso, M.; Hollowood, J.; Pettitt, M.; Sharples, S.; Hermes, D.; Kohlrausch, A. (2009)
Interactive sonification of curve shape and curvature data.
In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Haptic and Auditory Interaction Design Workshop (HAID 2009), Dresden, Germany, 10-11 September 2009, pp. 51-60.

Shelley, S.; Alonso, M.; Hermes, D.; Kohlrausch, A. (2009)
Real-time synthesis of sounds produced by interaction with virtual objects.
Poster presented at the SID (Sonic Interaction Design) Workshop on Sonic Interaction Design and its relation to Film and Theatre Sound design, York, UK, April 2nd, 2009.

Mensvoort, K. van; Hermes, D.J.; Montfort, M. van (2008)
Usability of optically simulated haptic feedback.
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 66, 438-451.

Alonso, M.; Shelley, S.; Hermes, D.; Kohlrausch, A. (2008)
Evaluating geometrical properties of virtual shapes using interactive sonification.
In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, (HAVE 2008), Ottawa, Canada, 18-19 October 2008, pp. 154-159.

Bordegoni, M.; Ferrise, F.; Shelley, S.; Alonso, M.A.; Hermes, D. (2008)
Sound and tangible interface for shape evaluation and modification.
In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (HAVE 2008), Ottawa, Canada, 18-19 October 2008, pp. 148-153.

Hermes, D.J.; Pol, K. van der; Vankan, A.; Boeren, F.; Kuip, O. (2008)
Perception of rubbing sounds.
In: Proceedings of the Third International Haptic and Auditory Interaction Design Workshop (HAID 2008), Jyväskylä, Finland, 15-16 September 2008, Vol. II, pp. 18-19.

Shelley, S.; Alonso, M.; Hermes, D.; Kohlrausch, A. (2008)
On the use of sound for representing geometrical information of virtual objects.
In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Auditory Display, ICAD 2008, Paris, France, 24-27 June 2008, p. P 12, 5 pages.

Crommentuijn, K.; Hermes, D.J.; IJsselsteijn, W. (2007)
Achieving optimal haptic feedback in telesurgery: Focusing on transparency alone is not enough.
In: Proceedings of ENACTIVE/07, 4th International Conference on Enactive Interfaces, pp. 61-64.

Stoelinga, C.; Hermes, D.; Kohlrausch, A. (2006)
Using multidimensional scaling to determine distances in the perceptual space of rolling sounds (Abstract).
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119, 3237.

Stoelinga, C.; Hermes, D.; Kohlrausch, A. (2006)
Using psychometric functions to determine auditory perception of the size and speed of a rolling ball (Abstract).
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119, 3333.

Houben, M.M.J.; Kohlrausch, A.; Hermes, D.J. (2005)
The contribution of spectral and temporal cues to the auditory perception of the size and speed of rolling balls.
Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 91(6), 1007-1015.

Kohlrausch; A.G.; Hermes; D.J.; Duisters; R. (2005).
Modeling roughness perception for sounds with ramped and damped temporal envelopes.
In: Proceedings of Forum Acusticum 2005, Budapest, 28 August - 2 September 2005, pp. 1719-1724.

Houben, M.M.J.; Kohlrausch, A.; Hermes, D.J. (2004)
Perception of the size and speed of rolling balls by sound.
Speech Communication, 43(3), Special Issue on the "Recognition and Organization of Real-World Sound", edited by D.P.W. Ellis, M.P. Cooke, pp. 331-345.

Stoelinga, C.N.J.; Hermes, D.J.; Hirschberg, A.; Houtsma, A.J.M. (2003)
Temporal aspects of rolling sounds: A smooth ball approaching the edge of a plate.
Acta Acustica united with Acustica 89, 809-817.

Houben, M.M.J.; Kohlrausch, A.; Hermes, D.J. (2001)
Auditory cues determining the perception of the size and speed of rolling balls.
In: Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Auditory Display, ICAD2001, Espoo, Finland, July 29-August 1, 2001, pp. 105-110.

Houben, M.M.J.; Hermes, D.J.; Kohlrausch, A. (1999)
Auditory perception of the size and velocity of rolling balls.
IPO Annual Progress Report 34, 86-93.

Hermes, D.J. (1998)
Auditory material perception.
IPO Annual Progress Report 33, 95-102.

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Intonation

Hermes; D.J. (2006)
Stylization of pitch contours.
In: Sudhoff, S.; Lenertová, D.; Meyer, R.; Pappert, S.; Augurzky P.; Mleinek, I.; Richter, N.; Schließer, J. (Eds) Methods in Empirical Prosody Research.
Berlin, New York: De Gruyter (= Language, Context, and Cognition, 3), pp.29-62.

Beaugendre, F.; House, D.; Hermes, D.J. (2001)
Accentuation boundaries in Dutch, French and Swedish.
Speech Communication 33, 305-318.

Mozziconacci, S.J.L.; Hermes, D.J. (2000)
Caractéristiques temporelles de la production et de la perception d'émotion dans la parole.
In Cognito 19, 31-40.

Terken, J.; Hermes, D.J. (2000)
The perception of prosodic prominence. 
In: Prosody: Theory and Experiment, studies presented to Gösta Bruce, edited by M. Horne, (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht), pp. 89-127.

Mozziconacci, S.J.L.; Hermes, D.J. (1999)
Variations temporelles communiquant l'émotion dans la parole.
In: Proceedings of the 23nd Journées d'étude sur la parole (JEP 2000_, Aussois, France, 19-23 juin 2000, 145-148.

Mozziconacci, S.J.L.; Hermes, D.J. (1999)
Role of intonation patterns in conveying emotion in speech.
In: Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco CA, 1-7 August 1999, pp. 2001-2004.

Mozziconacci, S.; Hermes, D.J. (1998)
Pertinence perceptive des configurations intonatives en parole émotionnelle.
In: Proceedings of the 22nd Journées d'étude sur la parole JEP'98), Martigny, Switserland, 15-19 juin 1998.

House; D.; Hermes; D.J.; Beaugendre; F. (1998)
Perception of tonal rises and falls for accentuation and phrasing: Swedish listener results.
In: Proceedings Fonetik 98, Stockholm University, 27-29 May 1998, 146-149.

House; D.; Hermes; D.J.; Beaugendre; F. (1998)
Perception of tonal rises and falls for accentuation and phrasing in Swedish.
In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language processing (ICSLP 98), Sidney, Australia, 30 November - 4 December 1998, Volume 6, 2799-2802.

Beaugendre, F.; House, D.; Hermes, D.J. (1997)
Accentuation boundaries in Dutch, French and Swedish.
In: Proceedings of the ESCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Intonation: Theory, Models and Applications, Athens, Greece, 18-20 September 1997, pp. 43-46.

Hermes, D.J. (1997)
Auditory and visual similarity of pitch contours.
Journal for Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 41, 63-72.

Hermes, D.J. (1997)
Measuring the perceptual similarity of pitch contours.
Journal for Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 41, 73-82.

Hermes, D.J.; Beaugendre, F.; House, D. (1997)
Temporal alignment of accentuation boundaries in Dutch.
In: Proceedings of the ESCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Intonation: Theory, Models and Applications, Athens, Greece, 18-20 September 1997, pp. 177-180.

House, D.; Hermes, D.J.; Beaugendre, F. (1997)
Temporal-alignment categories of accent-lending rises and falls.
In: Proceedings Eurospeech '97, Rhodes, Greece, 22-25 September 1997, pp. 879-882.

Hermes, D.J.; Beaugendre, F.; House, D. (1997)
Individual differences in accentuation boundaries in Dutch.
IPO Annual Progress Report 32, 131-138.

Hermes, D.J. (1997)
Timing of pitch movements and accentuation of syllables in Dutch.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 102, 2390-2402.

Mozziconacci, S.; Hermes, D.J. (1997)
A study of intonation patterns in speech expressing emotion or attitude: Production and perception.
IPO Annual Progress Report 32, 154-160.

Rump, H.H.; Hermes, D.J. (1996)
Prominence lent by rising and falling pitch movements: Testing two models.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 100, 1122-1131.

Hermes, D.J. (1996)
Timing of pitch movements and accentuation of syllables.
In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language processing (ICSLP 96), Philadelphia, PA USA, 3-6 October 1996, pp. 1197-1200.

Beaugendre, F.; Hermes, D.J. (1996)
De la relation entre le timing des mouvements mélodiques et l'accentuation de syllabes.
In: Proceedings des XXIes Journées d'Étude sur la Parole, Avignon, La France, 10-14 juin 1996, pp. 183-186.

Beaugendre, F.; Hermes, D.J.; Leenhardt, G. (1996)
Automatic labelling of prosodic events.
IPO Annual Progress Report 30, 92-99.

Hermes, D.J. (1995)
Timing of pitch movements and accentuation of syllables.
IPO Annual Progress Report 30, 38-44.

Hermes, D.J.; Rump, H.H. (1994)
Perception of prominence in speech intonation induced by rising and falling pitch movements.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 96, 83-92.

Hermes, D.J.; Rump, H.H. (1994)
Control experiments on the frequency scale of speech intonation.
Abstract in: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 96, 3349.

Rump, H.H.; Hermes, D.J. (1994)
Some control experiments on a model for prominence perception.
Abstract in: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 96, 3349.

Hermes, D.J.; Rump, H.H. (1993)
The role of pitch in lending prominence to syllables.
In: Proceedings of the European Speech Communication Association (ESCA) Workshop on Prosody, 27-29 September 1993, Lund, Sweden, pp. 28-31.

Hermes, D.J.; Rump, H.H. (1992)
Perception of prominence caused by rising and falling pitch movements with different positions in the syllable.
Abstract in: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 91, 2340.

Hermes, D.J. (1991)
Prominence caused by rising and falling pitch movements with different positions in the syllable.
IPO Annual Progress Report 26, 17-28.

Hermes, D.J.; van Gestel, J. (1991)
The frequency scale of speech intonation.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 90, 97-102.

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Teaching of intonation

Spaai, G.W.G.; Derksen, E.S.; Hermes, D.J.; Kaufholz, P.A.P. (1996)
Teaching intonation to young deaf children with the Intonation Meter.
Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedica 48, 22-34.

Hermes, D.J.; Spaai, G.W.G. (1994)
A speech-melody trainer for foreign-language intonation.
In: Proceedings of the Seventh Twente Workshop on Language Technology (TWLT7), Enschede, The Netherlands, June 17-17, 1994, pp. 115-116.
Enschede: University of Twente.

Spaai, G.W.G.; Storm, A.; Hermes, D.J. (1993)
A visual display for the teaching of intonation to deaf persons: Some preliminary findings.
Journal of Microcomputer Applications 16, 277-286.

Spaai, G.W.G.; Hermes, D.J. (1993)
A visual display for the teaching of intonation.
CALICO Journal 10, 19-30.

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Speech rhythm

Kortekaas, R.W.; Hermes, D.J.; Meyer, G.F. (1996)
Vowel-onset detection by vowel-strength measurement, cochlear-nucleus simulation, and multi-layer perceptrons.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 99, 1185-1199.

Hermes, D.J. (1990)
Vowel-onset detection.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 87, 866-873.

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Pitch measurement

Hermes, D.J. (1993)
Pitch analysis.
In: Visual representation of speech signals, edited by M. Cooke, S. Beet and M. Crawford, (John Wiley, Sons, Chichester, England), pp. 3-25.

Hermes, D.J. (1988)
Measurement of pitch by subharmonic summation.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 83, 257-264.

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Varia

Hermes, D.J. (1991)
Synthesis of breathy vowels: Some research methods.
Speech Communication 10, 497-502.

Hermes, D.J. (1985)
Separation of time and frequency.
Biological Cybernetics 52, 109-115.

Hermes, D.J. (1982)
Spectro-temporal Characteristics of Auditory Neurons in the Torus Semicircularis of the Grass Frog Rana temporaria L.
Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Catholic University of Nijmegen, PhD thesis.

Hermes, D.J.; Eggermont, J.J.; Aertsen, A.M.H.J.; Johannesma, P.I.M. (1982)
Prediction of the responses of auditory neurons in the midbrain of the grass frog based on the spectro-temporal receptive field.
In: Spectro-temporal characterisation of auditory neurons in the torus semicircularis of the grass frog Rana temporaria L., Ph. D. Dissertation, Catholic University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, pp. 101-115.

Hermes, D.J.; Eggermont, J.J.; Aertsen, A.M.H.J.; Johannesma, P.I.M. (1982)
Quantitative characterisation of auditory neurons in the midbrain of the grass frog (Rana temporaria L.) based on the spectro-temporal receptive field.
In: Spectro-temporal characterisation of auditory neurons in the torus semicircularis of the grass frog Rana temporaria L., Ph. D. Dissertation, Catholic University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, pp. 65-97.

Hermes, D.J.; Eggermont, J.J.; Aertsen, A.M.H.J.; Johannesma, P.I.M. (1982)
Spectro-temporal characteristics of single units in the auditory midbrain of the lightly anaesthetised grass frog (Rana temporaria L.) investigated with tonal stimuli.
Hearing Research 6, 103-126.

Hermes, D.J.; Aertsen, A.M.H.J.; Johannesma, P.I.M.; Eggermont, J.J. (1981)
Spectro-temporal characteristics of single units in the auditory midbrain of the lightly anaesthetised grass frog (Rana temporaria L.) investigated with noise stimuli.
Hearing Research 5, 147-178.

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