J. Stephen Downie, GSLIS professor and associate director for research, gave a keynote at the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) held in Malaga, Spain, this fall.
Downie reflected on how far music information retrieval (MIR) research has come in making access to music resources quick and simple over the last three decades.
“I am constantly surprised by the totally groovy and jaw-droppingly spiffy new music applications developed by my fellow MIR researchers. This represents the extraordinary vibrancy of the MIR community,” said Downie.
This year marked the eleventh running of MIREX, the Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange, which was held in conjunction with the ISMIR conference. MIREX is an evaluation campaign of music information retrieval systems and algorithms that takes place annually at the conference. Nearly 100 researchers...