21 research outputs found

    Automatic Genre Classification of Latin Music Using Ensemble of Classifiers

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    This paper presents a novel approach to the task of automatic music genre classification which is based on ensemble learning. Feature vectors are extracted from three 30-second music segments from the beginning, middle and end of each music piece. Individual classifiers are trained to account for each music segment. During classification, the output provided by each classifier is combined with the aim of improving music genre classification accuracy. Experiments carried out on a dataset containing 600 music samples from two Latin genres (Tango and Salsa) have shown that for the task of automatic music genre classification, the features extracted from the middle and end music segments provide better results than using the beginning music segment. Furthermore, the proposed ensemble method provides better accuracy than using single classifiers and any individual segment

    The Latin Music Database

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    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

    The Ethnic Lyrics Fetcher tool

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    Automatic Lyrics-based Music Genre Classification in a Multilingual Setting

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    A large amount of research has been undertaken with regard to the classification of lyrics into genres, but most of this work has featured solely English lyrics. This study investigates the implications of classifying a multilingual database and the effectiveness of a number of techniques and algorithms for doing so. Part of this involves the creation of a high-quality dataset for use in this research. This paper finds that there are significant challenges in preprocessing multilingual text, and that traditional techniques like stemming and stop words may actually do more harm than good in such circumstances. It also finds that classes with strong language bias may be more likely to perform better than those with multiple languages

    Automatic Music Genre Classification Using Ensemble of Classifiers

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    This paper presents a novel approach to the task of automatic music genre classification which is based on multiple feature vectors and ensemble of classifiers. Multiple feature vectors are extracted from a single music piece. First, three 30-second music segments, one from the beginning, one from the middle and one from end part of a music piece are selected and feature vectors are extracted from each segment. Individual classifiers are trained to account for each feature vector extracted from each music segment. At the classification, the outputs provided by each individual classifier are combined through simple combination rules such as majority vote, max, sum and product rules, with the aim of improving music genre classification accuracy. Experiments carried out on a large dataset containing more than 3,000 music samples from ten different Latin music genres have shown that for the task of automatic music genre classification, the features extracted from the middle part of the music provide better results than using the segments from the beginning or end part of the music. Furthermore, the proposed ensemble approach, which combines the multiple feature vectors, provides better accuracy than using single classifiers and any individual music segment

    A Machine Learning Approach to Automatic Music Genre Classification

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    This paper presents a non-conventional approach for the automatic music genre classification problem. The proposed approach uses multiple feature vectors and a pattern recognition ensemble approach, according to space and time decomposition schemes. Despite being music genre classification a multi-class problem, we accomplish the task using a set of binary classifiers, whose results are merged in order to produce the final music genre label (space decomposition). Music segments are also decomposed according to time segments obtained from the beginning, middle and end parts of the original music signal (time-decomposition). The final classification is obtained from the set of individual results, according to a combination procedure. Classical machine learning algorithms such as NaĆÆve-Bayes, Decision Trees, k Nearest-Neighbors, Support Vector Machines and Multi- Layer Perceptron Neural Nets are employed. Experiments were carried out on a novel dataset called Latin Music Database, which contains 3,160 music pieces categorized in 10 musical genres. Experimental results show that the proposed ensemble approach produces better results than the ones obtained from global and individual segment classifiers in most cases. Some experiments related to feature selection were also conducted, using the genetic algorithm paradigm. They show that the most important features for the classification task vary according to their origin in the music signal

    Feature Selection in Automatic Music Genre Classification

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    This paper presents the results of the application of a feature selection procedure to an automatic music genre classification system. The classification system is based on the use of multiple feature vectors and an ensemble approach, according to time and space decomposition strategies. Feature vectors are extracted from music segments from the beginning, middle and end of the original music signal (timedecomposition). Despite being music genre classification a multi-class problem, we accomplish the task using a combination of binary classifiers, whose results are merged in order to produce the final music genre label (space decomposition). As individual classifiers several machine learning algorithms were employed: Naive-Bayes, Decision Trees, Support Vector Machines and Multi-Layer Perceptron Neural Nets. Experiments were carried out on a novel dataset called Latin Music Database, which contains 3,227 music pieces categorized in 10 musical genres. The experimental results show that the employed features have different importance according to the part of the music signal from where the feature vectors were extracted. Furthermore, the ensemble approach provides better results than the individual segments in most cases
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