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Audio Metaphor: Audio Information Retrieval for Soundscape Composition

  title={Audio Metaphor: Audio Information Retrieval for Soundscape Composition},
  author={Miles Thorogood and Philippe Pasquier and Arne Eigenfeldt},
We have developed an audio information retrieval system, named Audio Metaphor. It is designed for use in soundscape composition. Audio Metaphor accepts natural language queries, and recommends audio files from online collaborative databases. Audio Metaphor uses a sub-query generation algorithm, named SLiCE (String List Chopping Experiment) that accepts a word-feature list, parsed from a natural language query by another component of the Audio Metaphor system. A set of audio file recommendations… 
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