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Spezielle Kapitel aus Informatik: Music Information Retrieval

344.027, KV, 2h, SS 2010

Univ.Ass. Dr. Markus Schedl

Time: Thursday, 13:45 - 15:15

Start: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Location: HS 12

The lecture will be taught in German or English (depending on students' requirements).


This lecture gives an introduction to techniques and applications used in Music Information Retrieval. The main topics covered are feature extraction (content- and context-based features), similarity measurement, applications of MIR, data projection and visualization, and user interfaces.

There will be a strong focus on the pratical part of the KV in the summer term 2010. We will perform a small contest as follows. Participating students will form groups and select one type of content-based similarity category (for example, music similarities derived from Web pages, from P2P network traffic or queries, from co-occurrences in user's playlist, and so on). Then, different approaches and algorithms to determine music similarity will be re-implemented (according to literature that will largely be provided by the lecturer). The implementations of all groups will be evaluated on a standardized data set (tuning will be allowed), and a winning team will be awarded. Students may also be expected to write a short written report of their work and present their results in class. Since this will be a rather time-consuming, but hopefully very interesting task, the practical part will form the major part of the final grade. Details will follow in the first lecture. So, don't miss it! :-)

Preliminary Schedule (may change!)

last edited by ms at 2010-02-08