Posted on 13 November 2012

I recently returned from the ACM MIRUM workshop in Nara, Japan, co-located with ACM Multimedia 2012. This workshop showcased some of the latest advances in music information retrieval involving user interfaces and multimodal processing. The workshop was very well attended, and it received the greatest number of submissions of any workshop at ACM Multimedia 2012.

Starting today, for each of the next twelve days, I will post one MIRUM video per day. We begin with Fast Intra-collection Audio Matching, a retrieval method for melodic musical queries that already exist within the same collection. This method balances the speed of diagonal matching (i.e. fast, but no temporal flexbility) against the temporal robustness of dynamic time warping (i.e. full temporal matching flexibility, but very slow).