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Music Data Mining

University of Victoria via Kadenze


An introduction to data mining through the lens of music information retrieval. Topics explored include classification (genre, mood, instrument), multi-label classification (tagging), and regression (emotion/mood).


Session 1: Naive Bayes Classification 
In this session, we will learn about the main idea of generative classifiers using probabilistic modeling, Bayes theorem, the naive bayes assumption, evaluation of classification, cross-validation. Session 2: Discriminating Classifiers 
Decision trees, perceptron, artificial neural networks, support vector machines will be covered in this session. Session 3: Tagging 
This session is about methods of tag acquisition (surveys, games with a purpose), auto-tagging architectures, evaluation of auto-tagging. Session 4: Regression 
We will learn about Regression and how it is applied in emotion/mood recognition, and other regression applications such as surrogate sensing for music instruments.

Taught by

George Tzanetakis


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