Can Humans Benefit from Music Information Retrieval?

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Can Humans Benefit from Music Information Retrieval?
In the area of Music Information Retrieval (MIR), great technical progress has been made since this discipline started to mature in the late 1990s. Yet, despite the almost universal interest in music, technology that helps people find the song they have in their head is not that widely used. There seems to be a mismatch between the assumptions researchers make about the users' music information needs, and the actual behaviour of a public that to begin with may not even treat music as information Therefore, the emphasis of MIR research should be more on the emotional, social and aesthetic meaning of music to regular, untrained people. MIR applications could greatly benefit from using the results of recent research into the spontaneously-developed musical competence of untrained listeners.
Frans Wiering
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Updated 20 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where AMR
Authors Frans Wiering
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