Review: Musicsim: integrating audio analysis and user feedback in an interactive music browsing UI

Egon van den Broek

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Abstract

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.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)CR136695
Number of pages1
JournalComputing reviews
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2009

Keywords

  • retrieval
  • audio signals
  • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
  • Review
  • Selection
  • EWI-18402
  • MUSIC
  • HMI-MR: MULTIMEDIA RETRIEVAL

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Review: Musicsim: integrating audio analysis and user feedback in an interactive music browsing UI. / van den Broek, Egon.

In: Computing reviews, 16.04.2009, p. CR136695.

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