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Workshop on processing large amounts of musical information

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This workshop is organized by CIRMMT Research Axis 3 (Musical information retrieval, archiving and analysis). It will take place on February 17th, in A832 (New Music Building). This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required.

  • Research Workshop
When Feb 17, 2012
from 01:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West.
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The Workshop will discuss issues, challenges, and implications when working with large amounts of musical information. Some of the new tools and methodologies will be presented.


  • Thierry Bertin-Mahieux, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
  • John Ashley Burgoyne, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
  • Julie Cumming, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
  • Michael Cuthbert, Music Program, MIT
  • J. Stephen Downie, GSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ichiro Fujinaga, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
  • Frauke Jurgenson, Music, University of Aberdeen
  • Ian Quinn, Music Department, Yale University
  • George Tzanetakis, Computer Science Department, University of Victoria
  • Christopher White, Music Department, Yale University


13:30-13:45 Introduction

13:45-14:15 Frauke Jurgenson: Computer applications to questions of performance and compositional practice in Renaissance music

14:15-14:45 George Tzanetakis: Stacking for Music Tag Annotation

14:45-15:15 Michael Cuthbert: Research on Music Corpora with Music21: Completed Tasks and Future Applications

15:15-15:45 Thierry Bertin-Mahieux: What is a song, and how many do I have?

15:45-16:00 Ashley Burgoyne: SALAMI/Billboard groundtruth databases

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-16:55 Ian Quinn: Prototype of an Interactive Concordancer in Music21

16:55-17:10 Christopher White: Alphabet reduction with a Spellchecking Procedure

17:10-17:30 Ichiro Fujinaga: SIMSSA: Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis

17:30-17:40 Julie Cumming: ELVIS: Electronic Locator of Vertical Interval Successions

17:40-18:00 General Discussion with J. Stephen Downie

18:00-20:00 Reception with Pizza


Registration is mandatory as seating is limited (25 seats): Workshop on processing large amounts of musical information - registration


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