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The Role of Culture in Music Information Retrieval: A Model of Negotiated Musical Meaning, and its Implications in Methodology and Evaluation of the Music Genre Classification Task

Craft, Alastair. 2008. The Role of Culture in Music Information Retrieval: A Model of Negotiated Musical Meaning, and its Implications in Methodology and Evaluation of the Music Genre Classification Task. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London [Thesis]

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This thesis proposes a new methodology for evaluation of automatic music genre classification. It is argued that the common tacit understanding that genre is an attribute of a piece is unsound, and that genre is better understood as an attribute given to a piece by a group of people. As a direct consequence of this, different groups will assign different genre labels to the same piece.

Item Type:

Thesis (Doctoral)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing

Date:

2008

Item ID:

6660

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2012 16:23

Last Modified:

21 Jul 2017 14:23

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6660

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