Evaluating music emotion recognition: Lessons from music genre recognition?, 2013

Authors: Bob L. Sturm
Type: Conference paper
Conference: 2013 IEEE Conference on Multimedia & Expo
Title: International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
Year: 2013

Abstract: A fundamental problem with nearly all work in music genre recognition (MGR) is that evaluation lacks validity with respect to the principal goals of MGR. This problem also occurs in the evaluation of  music emotion recognition (MER).  Standard approaches to evaluation, though easy to implement, do not reliably differentiate between recognizing genre or emotion from music, or by virtue of confounding factors in signals (e.g., equalization). We demonstrate such problems for evaluating an MER system, and conclude with recommendations.

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