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Music Information Retrieval

Music Information Retrieval is a multidisciplinary research field dealing with the analysis and retrieval of information from music in various forms (audio, symbolic, visual or metadata).

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Rui Pedro Paiva
CISUC, DEI, University of Coimbra, Portugal

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Rui Pedro Paiva (PhD, Project Leader)


Music information retrieval or MIR includes:

  • Musical feature extraction for mono- and polyphonic music, similarity and pattern matching, retrieval;
  • Applications of automated music identification and recognition, such as score following, automatic accompaniment, routing and filtering for music and music queries, query languages, standards and other metadata or protocols for music information handling and retrieval, multi-agent systems, distributed search);
  • Semantic Web and musical digital objects, intelligent agents, collaborative software, web-based search and semantic retrieval, query by humming, acoustic fingerprinting;
  • Multi-modal interfaces, user interfaces and usability, mobile applications, user behavior;
  • Music similarity metrics, syntactical parameters, semantic parameters, musical forms, structures, styles and genres, music annotation methodologies;
  • Automatic summarization, citing, excerpting, downgrading, transformation, formal models of music, digital scores and representations, music indexing and metadata;
  • Music digital libraries, public access to musical archives, benchmarks and research databases;
  • National and international copyright issues, digital rights management, identification and traceability;
  • Music industry and use of MIR in the production, distribution, consumption chain, user profiling, validation, user needs and expectations, evaluation of music IR systems, building test collections, experimental design and metrics.

Music, Music Information Retrieval, Music identification, Recognition, Musical feature extraction, Polyphonic music

  1. Carlos says:

    Muito bom, também já tinha visto a palestra sobre este tema o ano passado

  2. João Ferreira says:

    pois, mas o pessoal do primeiro ano ainda não tinha visto

  3. Também já tinha visto
    muito interessante


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