Music Retrieval: A Tutorial and Review

Nicola Orio
2006 Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval  
The increasing availability of music in digital format needs to be matched by the development of tools for music accessing, filtering, classification, and retrieval. The research area of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) covers many of these aspects. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of this vast and new field. A number of issues, which are peculiar to the music language, are described-including forms, formats, and dimensions of music-together with the typologies of users and
more » ... information needs. To fulfil these needs a number of approaches are discussed, from direct search to information filtering and clustering of music documents. An overview of the techniques for music processing, which are commonly exploited in many approaches, is also presented. Evaluation and comparisons of the approaches on a common benchmark are other important issues. To this end, a description of the initial efforts and evaluation campaigns for MIR is provided.
doi:10.1561/1500000002 fatcat:l34nymgv7rbmfbvb3pt2kwtyoe