Overview | INTRODUCTION
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Semantic

SIMAC is about software tools to enhance our music enjoyment experience. The term semantic refers to well-defined representations of knowledge about music, which will improve the cooperation between people and computers.

Interaction

SIMAC is about bringing active involvement in the music listening process, it is about sharing views and music knowledge among music lovers. Interaction means new ways of describing, displaying, explaining, exploiting, discovering, playing and organizing music collections.

Music Audio Contents

SIMAC is about music metadata, about what you can say of a piece of music, on what is hidden in a music file, in a collection of music files, and in the collective knowledge of a community of music lovers. Music Audio Contents can be automatically extracted with the SIMAC tools in order to open up new navigation and retrieval strategies, or in order to get suggestions for discovering potentially interesting (but unknown!) music.
SIMAC will make possible to step beyond music information retrieval and move towards the realm of music content discovery.
There are 3 axes of research and technological development in SIMAC:

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