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How People Describe Their Music Information Needs: A Grounded Theory Analysis Of Music Queries

By David Bainbridge, Sally Jo Cunningham and J. Stephen Downie


How do users of music information retrieval (MIR) systems express their needs? Using a Wizard of Oz approach to system evaluation, combined with a grounded theory analysis of 502 real-world music queries posted to Google Answers, this paper addresses this pivotal question.

Topics: General Interest, Perception and Cognition
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University
Year: 2003
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