Music classification by low-rank semantic mappings

Panagakis, Yannis ORCID logoORCID: and Kotropoulos, Constantine (2013) Music classification by low-rank semantic mappings. EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, 2013 (1) . p. 13. ISSN 1687-4714 [Article] (doi:10.1186/1687-4722-2013-13)

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A challenging open question in music classification is which music representation (i.e., audio features) and which machine learning algorithm is appropriate for a specific music classification task. To address this challenge, given a number of audio feature vectors for each training music recording that capture the different aspects of music (i.e., timbre, harmony, etc.), the goal is to find a set of linear mappings from several feature spaces to the semantic space spanned by the class indicator vectors. These mappings should reveal the common latent variables, which characterize a given set of classes and simultaneously define a multi-class linear classifier that classifies the extracted latent common features. Such a set of mappings is obtained, building on the notion of the maximum margin matrix factorization, by minimizing a weighted sum of nuclear norms. Since the nuclear norm imposes rank constraints to the learnt mappings, the proposed method is referred to as low-rank semantic mappings (LRSMs). The performance of the LRSMs in music genre, mood, and multi-label classification is assessed by conducting extensive experiments on seven manually annotated benchmark datasets. The reported experimental results demonstrate the superiority of the LRSMs over the classifiers that are compared to. Furthermore, the best reported classification results are comparable with or slightly superior to those obtained by the state-of-the-art task-specific music classification methods.

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Additional Information: Article number = 13
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 23760
Notes on copyright: © 2013 Panagakis and Kotropoulos; licensee Springer. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative
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Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 17:36
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2022 19:35

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