Music is omnipresent in modern societies. Consequently, attention to its selection, retrieval, and the maintenance of its collections is increasing. Using MusicSim, the authors introduce a utility to support these tasks. The authors start their paper with a concise, up-to-date overview on the topic. Two main issues are addressed in this paper. First is the clustering of music through combining metadata and content-based (for example, audio) features; however, how this is implemented in MusicSim is not made clear. Second, the authors stress the need “to take the human into the loop.��? As explained in the paper, this is done through an interactive card-sorting task, which provides relevant feedback to the system. Although MusicSim’s rationale is good, the paper omits technical specifications and its implementation seems to lack advancement. Moreover, a thorough evaluation of the system is not described because it would be “beyond the focus of this paper.��? So, at best, a true evaluation seems to be saved for another paper. Possibly, this paper could have illustrated MusicSim’s potential benefits, but, unfortunately, it also fails in this regard.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Apr 2009|
- audio signals
- HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
- HMI-MR: MULTIMEDIA RETRIEVAL