The Heidelberg Spiking Datasets comprise two spike-based classification datasets: The Spiking Heidelberg Digits (SHD) dataset and the Spiking Speech Command (SSC) dataset. The latter is derived from Pete Warden's Speech Commands dataset (https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.03209), whereas the former is based on a spoken digit dataset recorded in-house and included in this repository. Both datasets were generated by applying a detailed inner ear model to audio recordings. We distribute the input spikes and target labels in HDF5 format.
We provide two distinct classification datasets for spiking neural networks. | Name | Classes | Samples (train/valid/test) | Parent dataset | URL | | ---- | ------- | ------ | ------------------------- | --- | | SHD | 20 | 8332/-/2088 | Heidelberg Digits (HD) | https://compneuro.net/datasets/hd_audio.tar.gz | | SSC | 35 | 75466/9981/20382 | Speech Commands v0.2 | https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.03209 | Both datasets are based on respective audio datasets. Spikes in 700 input channels were generated using an artificial cochlea model. The SHD consists of approximately 10000 high-quality aligned studio recordings of spoken digits from 0 to 9 in both German and English language. Recordings exist of 12 distinct speakers two of which are only present in the test set. The SSC is based on the Speech Commands release by Google which consists of utterances recorded from a larger number of speakers under less controlled conditions. It contains 35 word categories from a larger number of speakers.
Co-cultures are a traditional method for studying the cellular properties of cell to cell interactions among different cell types. How network properties in these multicellular synthetic systems vary from monocultures are of particular interest. Understanding the changes in the functional output of these in vitro spiking neural networks can provide new insights into in vivo systems and how to develop biological system models that better reflect physiological conditions - something of paramount importance to the progress of synthetic biology.
The folder name is based on plating date of the culture. If the folder name contains, "myo," then it is a myocyte coculture. If the name contains, "astro," then it is an astrocyte coculture. If it contains neither, "astro," or, "myo," then it is a ventral horn culture. The original raw recording are .modat file type. All other file types are associated with post-processing analysis.