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New TunedIT Competition: ISMIS 2011 Contest "Music Information Retrieval"

We would like to invite you to new data competition,

the ISMIS 2011 Contest: "Music Information Retrieval",

devoted to the problems of automatic recognition of music styles and instruments playing in a given music fragment.

Internet services expose nowadays vast amounts of multimedia data for exchange and browsing, the most notable example being YouTube. These digital databases cannot be easily searched through, because automatic understanding and indexing of multimedia content is still too difficult for computers - take, for example, the diversity of musical trends and genres, uncommon instruments or the variety of performers and their compositions present in typical multimedia databases. In ISMIS 2011 Contest, researchers and students interested in sound recognition and related areas (signal processing, data mining, machine learning) are invited to design algorithms for two important and challenging problems of Music Information Retrieval:

* Recognition of genre of music (jazz, rock, pop, ...) from a short sample, and
* Recognition of instruments playing together in a given music track.

Successful solution of these problems may lead to development of better applications for indexing and searching through multimedia data. Authors of the best algorithms will be awarded with $1,000 prizes each and will have a chance to present their solutions during the 19th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS) in Warsaw, Poland, June 28-30, 2011.


Please feel welcome, there are 200 MB of data to analyze!


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