Social Tagging and Music Information Retrieval

@article{Lamere2008SocialTA,
  title={Social Tagging and Music Information Retrieval},
  author={Paul Lamere},
  journal={Journal of New Music Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={37},
  pages={101 - 114}
}
  • P. Lamere
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of New Music Research
Abstract Social tags are free text labels that are applied to items such as artists, albums and songs. Captured in these tags is a great deal of information that is highly relevant to Music Information Retrieval (MIR) researchers including information about genre, mood, instrumentation, and quality. Unfortunately there is also a great deal of irrelevant information and noise in the tags. Imperfect as they may be, social tags are a source of human-generated contextual knowledge about music that… 
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