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[5 Mrz 2012 | Comments Off | 1,000 views]

While lazily browsing wired.com last night I was delighted to happen upon research of my former colleague Kurihara at AIST: the SpeechJammer. While the immediate application is somewhat contrived (and a case of “only in Japan”, maybe),…

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[1 Mrz 2012 | Comments Off | 963 views]
Harmony in Holland

I have had a great time in Utrecht talking (see my slides) and listening to stuff about harmony — quite inspiring at times.

Yesterday it was a pleasure to see Bas de Haas (check out his mafioso photo) get his PhD in a public defense ceremony that was quite different to my own (which was two people asking me about my thesis for about two hours in a small meeting room at Queen Mary): audience, jury and the candidate convened in a grand hall clad with paintings of (I assume) the old greats of Utrecht scholarship. The opponents, clad in robes and wearing hats…

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[1 Dez 2011 | Comments Off | 1,653 views]
Google’s Tom Walters visits Last.fm

The Last.fm headquarters in London felt a bit like a university lab for a few hours as Tom Walters visited this Tuesday. We persuaded him to tell us a bit about his research, and he explained and demo’d his

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[27 Okt 2011 | Comments Off | 1,018 views]
Chord Ground Truth from NY and McGill — partly with NNLS Chroma

Both McGill and New York University have announced the release of separate new chord ground truth data sets. Taemin Cho of New York University announced around 300 songs, among which all the RWC pop song collection. The data is going…

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[17 Okt 2011 | Comments Off | 906 views]

I was invited by Dan Tidhar to present at last week’s visualisation workshop at King’s. It’s been a very pleasant experience, and and we discussed quite a broad range of topics, triggered by the different presentations. Mine was possibly the…

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[15 Jun 2011 | Comments Off | 990 views]
Audio Flowers on Infosthetics.com

A rather nice compliment, I find: Infosthetics blog about my Audio Flowers. What’s particularly nice is that they have taken some of the flowers and made a collage out of them. Thanks.

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[12 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | 774 views]
Last.fm Radio has Pause Button

No insider information here, anyone can see it! Last.fm radio stations now have a pause button. That’s what I wanted, and the guys here just happened to launch it a week after I started at Last.fm. Sweet! In my…

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[6 Mrz 2011 | Comments Off | 1,432 views]

The past year has been a great one for harmony-related MIR. The chord detection task at MIREX has arguably been more popular than ever, and new ground truth annotation projects have started at McGill et al. Other projects, however, have come to an end: a bunch of PhD theses (please let me know if I’ve missed any, or even yours). Also a good thing!

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[11 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | 1,511 views]

I liked the session on ground truth at Dagstuhl. There are always philosophic issues of course, but we had a really nice practical introduction to ground truth from Ichiro Fujinaga (Music Technology at McGill) through a video showing…

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[26 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | 4,958 views]
Hannah Bast and Prefix Search: Keynote at the Dagstuhl Multimodal Music Processing Seminar

Today (Wednesday) we saw a very inspiring keynote by Hannah Bast, Professor at the University of Freiburg. She’s an expert in text search and has an impressive history of employers, including Google and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics…