Bridging the Music Semantic Gap

TitleBridging the Music Semantic Gap
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
Conference Name1st International conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology (SAMT)
AuthorsCelma, Ò., Herrera P., & Serra X.
Conference Start Date06/12/2006
Conference LocationAthens, Greece
AbstractIn this paper we present the Music Information Plane, as well as the different levels of information extraction that exist in the musical domain.
Based on this approach, we propose a way to overcome the existing Semantic Gap in the music field. Our approximation is twofold: we propose a set of music descriptors that can automatically be extracted from the audio signals, and a top-down approach that adds explicit and formal semantics to these annotations. Music descriptors are generated in two ways: as derivations and combinations of lower-level descriptors and as generalizations induced from manually annotated databases by the intensive application of machine learning. We believe that merging both approaches (bottom-up and top-down) can overcome the existing semantic gap in the musical domain.