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Music Information Retrieval

Abstract

This chapter provides descriptions and implementations of some basic Music Information Retrieval tasks, so that the reader can gain a deeper understanding of the field. In particular, we focus on the tasks of music thumbnailing, meter/tempo induction and music content visualization.

Keywords

Music thumbnailing

Audio thumbnailing

Meter extraction

Tempo extraction

Self-similarity matrix

Content visualization

Dimensionality reduction

Self organizing maps

SOMs

Fisher linear discriminant

FLD

LDA

Principal component analysis

PCA

During recent years, the wide distribution of music content via numerous channels has raised the need for the development of computational tools for the analysis, summarization, classification, ...

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