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The Latin Music Database

By Carlos N. Silla Jr, Alessandro L. Koerich and Celso A.A. Kaestner

Abstract

In this paper we present the Latin Music Database, a novel database of Latin musical recordings which has been developed for automatic music genre classification, but can also be used in other music information retrieval tasks. The method for assigning genres to the musical recordings is based on human expert perception and therefore capture their tacit knowledge in the genre labeling process. We also present the ethnomusicology of the genres available in the database as it might provide important information for the analysis of the results of any experiment that employs the database

Topics: QA76
Publisher: Lulu.com
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:kar.kent.ac.uk:24000

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