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Lyrics-Based Music Genre Classification Using a Hierarchical Attention Network

@inproceedings{Tsaptsinos2017LyricsBasedMG,
  title={Lyrics-Based Music Genre Classification Using a Hierarchical Attention Network},
  author={Alexandros Tsaptsinos},
  booktitle={International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference},
  year={2017}
}
Music genre classification, especially using lyrics alone, remains a challenging topic in Music Information Retrieval. [] Key Method As lyrics exhibit a hierarchical layer structure - in which words combine to form lines, lines form segments, and segments form a complete song - we adapt a hierarchical attention network (HAN) to exploit these layers and in addition learn the importance of the words, lines, and segments. We test the model over a 117-genre dataset and a reduced 20-genre dataset. Experimental…

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