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Integration of music information retrieval techniques into the practice of ethnic music collections

Micheline Lesaffre (UGent) , Olmo Cornelis (UGent) , Dirk Moelants (UGent) and Marc Leman (UGent)
(2009)
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Retrieval and access of ethnic music audio documents is an area that did not get a lot of attention until recently. Current Music Information Retrieval tools have been developed for Western popular and classical music. However, ethnic music often has structural characteristics that cannot be approached with Western models and other cultures use other concepts when dealing with music. A study has been conducted to investigate current MIR research in its relation to ethnic music. This study aims to identify the potential usefulness of MIR for the access to collections of ethnic music and to provide new perspectives that are likely to be of relevance to all users and suppliers of these collections. Fundamental access problems are highlighted at the levels of (i) signal and feature extraction, (ii) symbolic and semantic information processing and (iii) metadata and context tools. Our study enlarges the ethnic music space of current MIR research and uncovers challenging issues concerning the particular context of ethnic music. Suggestions are given of research areas open to study that could contribute to the improvement of access to ethnic music collections.
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ethnic music, Music information retrieval, digitization, access

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Lesaffre, Micheline, Olmo Cornelis, Dirk Moelants, and Marc Leman. 2009. “Integration of Music Information Retrieval Techniques into the Practice of Ethnic Music Collections.” In London, UK: British Library.
APA
Lesaffre, Micheline, Cornelis, O., Moelants, D., & Leman, M. (2009). Integration of music information retrieval techniques into the practice of ethnic music collections. Presented at the Unlocking Audio 2 - connecting with listeners, London, UK: British Library.
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Lesaffre M, Cornelis O, Moelants D, Leman M. Integration of music information retrieval techniques into the practice of ethnic music collections. London, UK: British Library; 2009.
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Lesaffre, Micheline, Olmo Cornelis, Dirk Moelants, et al. “Integration of Music Information Retrieval Techniques into the Practice of Ethnic Music Collections.” London, UK: British Library, 2009. Print.
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  abstract     = {Retrieval and access of ethnic music audio documents is an area that did not get a lot of attention until recently. Current Music Information Retrieval tools have been developed for Western popular and classical music. However, ethnic music often has structural characteristics that cannot be approached with Western models and other cultures use other concepts when dealing with music. A study has been conducted to investigate current MIR research in its relation to ethnic music. This study aims to identify the potential usefulness of MIR for the access to collections of ethnic music and to provide new perspectives that are likely to be of relevance to all users and suppliers of these collections.  Fundamental access problems are highlighted at the levels of  (i) signal and feature extraction, (ii) symbolic and semantic information processing and (iii) metadata and context tools.  Our study enlarges the ethnic music space of current MIR research and uncovers challenging issues concerning the particular context of ethnic music. Suggestions are given of research areas open to study that could contribute to the improvement of access to ethnic music collections.},
  author       = {Lesaffre, Micheline and Cornelis, Olmo and Moelants, Dirk and Leman, Marc},
  keyword      = {ethnic music,Music information retrieval,digitization,access},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {London, UK},
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  publisher    = {British Library},
  title        = {Integration of music information retrieval techniques into the practice of ethnic music collections},
  year         = {2009},
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