Moving beyond feature design: Deep architectures and automatic feature learning in music informatics

Eric J. Humphrey, Juan Pablo Bello, Yann LeCun

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Abstract

The short history of content-based music informatics research is dominated by hand-crafted feature design, and our community has grown admittedly complacent with a few de facto standards. Despite commendable progress in many areas, it is increasingly apparent that our efforts are yielding diminishing returns. This deceleration is largely due to the tandem of heuristic feature design and shallow processing architectures. We systematically discard hopefully irrelevant information while simultaneously calling upon creativity, intuition, or sheer luck to craft useful representations, gradually evolving complex, carefully tuned systems to address specific tasks. While other disciplines have seen the benefits of deep learning, it has only recently started to be explored in our field. By reviewing deep architectures and feature learning, we hope to raise awareness in our community about alternative approaches to solving MIR challenges, new and old alike.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2012
Pages403-408
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2012
Event13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2012 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: Oct 8 2012Oct 12 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2012

Other

Other13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2012
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period10/8/1210/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Information Systems

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    Humphrey, E. J., Bello, J. P., & LeCun, Y. (2012). Moving beyond feature design: Deep architectures and automatic feature learning in music informatics. In Proceedings of the 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2012 (pp. 403-408). (Proceedings of the 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2012).