Musical query-by-description as a multiclass learning problem

@inproceedings{Whitman2002MusicalQA,
  title={Musical query-by-description as a multiclass learning problem},
  author={Brian Whitman and Ryan M. Rifkin},
  booktitle={IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing},
  year={2002}
}
We present the query-by-description (QBD) component of “Kandem,” a time-aware music retrieval system. The QBD system we describe learns a relation between descriptive text concerning a musical artist and their actual acoustic output, making such queries as “Play me something loud with an electronic beat” possible by merely analyzing the audio content of a database. We show a novel machine learning technique based on Regularized Least-Squares Classification (RLSC) that can quickly and… CONTINUE READING
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