Welcome to SIMAC!

SIMAC (acronym for Semantic Interaction with Music Audio Contents) was the name of a project funded by the European Commission (number of contract: 507142; key action IST-2.3.1.7 Semantic-based knowledge systems).

It started in January 2004 and finished in April 2006.

SIMAC's main task was the development of prototypes for the automatic generation of semantic descriptors and
development of prototypes for exploration, recommendation, and retrieval.

One special feature was the development and use of semantic descriptors. That is, ways to tag music that are close to the user's way of describing its contents. We developed tools to be used by music consumers, music distributors, and music creators.

In this website you will find information about the project, its partners, and the scientific and business issues related with digital music distribution.