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Workshop on music information retrieval and cultural data

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This workshop is organized by CIRMMT Research Axis 3 (Musical Information retrieval, archiving and analysis). It will take place on October 22, 2010, in A832 (New Music Building). This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required.

  • Research Workshop
When Oct 22, 2010
from 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West.
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This workshop is inspired by the CIRMMT Distinguished Lecture "Understanding music on the Web: A Yahoo perspective", which will be given by Malcolm Slaney the day before. Several papers on music information retrieval based on different sources will be presented, followed by open discussion.


  • Bruno Angeles, McGill University
  • Gabriel Vigliensoni, McGill University
  • Cory McKay, Marianopolis College
  • Douglas Turnbull, Ithaca College
  • Juan Bello, New York University


  • 14.00-14.10  Introduction by Ichiro Fujinaga
  • 14.10-14.40  Bruno Angeles "Discovering metadata inconsistencies"
  • 14.40-15.10  Gabriel Vigliensoni "Using WebMiner 2.0 to improve music classification performance by combining different types of features mined from the web"
  • 15.10-15.40  Cory McKay "Evaluating the performance of lyrical features relative to and in combination with audio, symbolic and cultural features"
  • 15.40-16.00  Coffee break
  • 16.00-16.40  Douglas Turnbull "Semantic music discovery engines"
  • 16.40-17.20  Juan Bello "Modelling structural similarity in music"
  • 17.20-18.00  Open discussion with Malcolm Slaney and other guests
  • 18.00-20.00  Reception


Registration is on a first-come first-served basis (30-35 seats): Workshop on music information retrieval and cultural data - Registration form


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