The Need for Music Information Retrieval with User-Centered and Multimodal Strategies

TitleThe Need for Music Information Retrieval with User-Centered and Multimodal Strategies
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsLiem, CCS, Müller, M, Eck, D, Tzanetakis, G, Hanjalic, A
Conference Name1st international ACM workshop on Music Information Retrieval with User-Centered and Multimodal Strategies (MIRUM)
Pagination1-6
Date Published11/2011
Conference LocationScottsdale, AZ, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-0986-8
Keywordscross-domain methodology transfer, multimodal music processing, music information retrieval, user-centered design
Abstract

Music is a widely enjoyed content type, existing in many multifaceted representations. With the digital information age, a lot of digitized music information has theoretically become available at the user's fingertips. However, the abundance of information is too large-scaled and too diverse to annotate, oversee and present in a consistent and human manner, motivating the development of automated Music Information Retrieval (Music-IR) techniques.

In this paper, we encourage to consider music content beyond a monomodal audio signal and argue that Music-IR approaches with multimodal and user-centered strategies are necessary to serve real-life usage patterns and maintain and improve accessibility of digital music data. After discussing relevant existing work in these directions, we show that the field of Music-IR faces similar challenges as neighboring fields, and thus suggest opportunities for joint collaboration and mutual inspiration.

DOI10.1145/2072529.2072531