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Current work on Query-by-Singing/Humming (QBSH) focusses mainly on databases that contain MIDI files. Here, we present an approach that works on real audio recordings that bring up additional challenges. To tackle the problem of extracting the melody of the lead vocals from recordings, we introduce a method inspired by the popular " karaoke effect "(More)
While eye tracking is becoming more and more relevant as a promising input channel, diverse applications using gaze control in a more natural way are still rather limited. Though several researchers have indicated the particular high potential of gaze-based interaction for pointing tasks, often gaze-only approaches are investigated. However, time-consuming(More)
We present a prototype system for organization and exploration of music archives that adapts to the user's way of structuring music collections. Initially, a growing self-organizing map is induced that clusters the music collection. The user has then the possibility to change the location of songs on the map by simple drag-and-drop actions. Each movement of(More)
A common way to support exploratory music retrieval scenarios is to give an overview using a neighborhood-preserving projection of the collection onto two dimensions. However, neighborhood cannot always be preserved in the projection because of the dimensionality reduction. Furthermore, there is usually more than one way to look at a music collection and(More)
Automatic structuring is one means to ease access to document collections, be it for organization or for exploration. Of even greater help would be a presentation that adapts to the user's way of structur-ing and thus is intuitively understandable. We extend an existing user-adaptive prototype system that is based on a growing self-organizing map and that(More)
Sometimes users of a multimedia retrieval system are not able to explicitly state their information need. They rather want to browse a collection in order to get an overview and to discover interesting content. Exploratory retrieval tools support users in search scenarios where the retrieval goal cannot be stated explicitly as a query or user rather want to(More)
Similarity plays an important role in many multimedia retrieval applications. However, it often has many facets and its perception is highly subjective – very much depending on a person's background or retrieval goal. In previous work, we have developed various approaches for modeling and learning individual distance measures as a weighted linear(More)
Personalized and user-aware systems for retrieving multimedia items are becoming increasingly important as the amount of available multimedia data has been spiraling. A personalized system is one that incorporates information about the user into its data processing part (e.g., a particular user taste for a movie genre). A context-aware system, in contrast,(More)
In order to support individual user perspectives and different retrieval tasks, music similarity can no longer be considered as a static element of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) systems. Various approaches have been proposed recently that allow dynamic adaptation of music similarity measures. This paper provides a systematic comparison of algorithms for(More)