As the annotation portion of the SALAMI project recently passed its halfway point, now may be a good time to look at some figures to take stock of how far along we are.

So far, we have two annotations for each of 267 songs, accounting for roughly half of the 981 annotations that have been submitte...

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At McGill this summer, SALAMI isn't the only major annotation-creation project that is taking place: The McGill Billboard Project is led by professor Jonathan Wild, and its goal is to assemble upwards of 1,500 chord annotations of a representative sample of the roughly 20,000 songs that have app...

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With annotators slugging away at the sample of music drawn from Codaich, we're in need of new corpora to annotate. The next big database that we want to mine is the Internet Archive (IA). Unlike Codaich, our private collection, everything at IA is freely available and (non-commercially) re-distrib...

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Our faithful annotators gave our collection of "World" music a look this past week, and so far the acceptable consensus seems to be that each piece in it can be reasonably approached as either popular, jazz, or classical music. So, between the various guidelines we've set aside for those genres, we...

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Formengattung

Last week our intrepid annotators finally delved deep into our Classical corpus. Although it doesn't look like we'll need to reword any of our analysis guidelines, the sheer variety of structural styles was a challenge. Some of the music was very easy to annotate—for instance, square-form dance pi...

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