Last week our annotators undertook two big annotation endeavors: first, they tested out a modified annotation system, and second, they sampled songs from the jazz corpus. (Similar work to the week before, but a significant variation nonetheless—an appropriate second verse, perhaps?) They managed b...

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We were very excited to receive some more music in the mail today: the RWC music databases! Briefly described in their words:

The RWC (Real World Computing) Music Database is a copyright-cleared music database that is available to researchers as a common foundation for research. It was built b...

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Pop vocab

After having the annotators work on a small sample of popular music, we all met together last week to compare our annotations and see what issues came up. Encouragingly, the annotated boundaries were once again in high agreement, and mostly the letters (which indicate musical similarity) were consis...

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More news items featuring SALAMI! The first, written for the Washington D.C.-based Chronicle of Higher Education, includes a sexy picture of self-similarity matrices, and some nice quotations from J. Stephen Downie.

"A lot of people really build little toys that sort of show the possibility of...

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Vamping

In the training session held earlier this month, we finalized aspects of the annotation format and clarified the procedure to our structure annotators (SAs). Students left the session with 6 songs to annotate as a homework assignment. Having looked at the results, some aspects of everyone's annotati...

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