Semi-supervised Music Tagging Transformer

Minz Won, Keunwoo Choi, Xavier Serra
2021 Zenodo  
We present Music Tagging Transformer that is trained with a semi-supervised approach. The proposed model captures local acoustic characteristics in shallow convolutional layers, then temporally summarizes the sequence of the extracted features using stacked self-attention layers. Through a careful model assessment, we first show that the proposed architecture outperforms the previous state-of-the-art music tagging models that are based on convolutional neural networks under a supervised scheme.
more » ... The Music Tagging Transformer is further improved by noisy student training, a semi-supervised approach that leverages both labeled and unlabeled data combined with data augmentation. To our best knowledge, this is the first attempt to utilize the entire audio of the million song dataset.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5624405 fatcat:jxi3c6edbrelplsmbayqjo6e24