Querying Freesound with a microphone

TitleQuerying Freesound with a microphone
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
Conference NameWAC - 1st Web Audio Conference
AuthorsRoma, G., & Serra X.
Conference LocationParis, France
AbstractOn the web, searching for sounds is usually limited to text queries. This requires adding textual descriptions to each audio file, which is indexed effectively as a text document. Recent developments in browser technologies allow develop- ers to access the audio input or microphone of the computer, enabling Query by Example (QbE) applications. We present a demonstration system that allows users to make queries on Freesound.org by recording audio in the browser. A basic prototype is available online.