15.351 music information retrieval research

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 351.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 06:37:41 +0000
             From: "J. Stephen Downie" <jdownie@uiuc.edu>
             Subject: Please Help Music Information Retrieval Research

    Dear Colleagues:

    This email is intended for all those with an interest in Music
    Information Retrieval (MIR) research, development, evaluation, and use.

    The International Symposium on Music Information Retreival (ISMIR) 2001
    "Resolution on the need to create standardized MIR test
    collections, tasks, and metrics" is ready for your endorsement.

    For more information about ISMIR 2001, please consult:

    http://ismir2001.indiana.edu .

    If you feel that you can endorse our resolution, please attach your
    information to the form found at:



    On 16 October 2001, at ISMIR 2001, Bloomington, IN, Drs. Don Byrd and J.
    Stephen Downie convened an informal session to discuss issues
    pertainingto the creation of standardized MIR test collections,
    retrieval tasks, and evaluation metrics. After vigourous debate, a
    general consensus was reached that the MIR research community must move
    forward on the creation of such collections, tasks, and metrics. At the
    behest of Dr. David Huron, the resolution found at
    http://music-ir.org/mirbib2/resolution was drawn up by Matthew Dovey for
    submission to the final plenary session of ISMIR 2001, 17 October
    2001. The resolution was overwhelming endorsed by those present. It was
    further resolved that we encourage all those who have an interest in
    these matters to express there support for the resolution by
    allowing them to "sign" the resolution. This resolution and its appended
    signatures will be used to solicit from relevant funding bodies and
    rights holders the materials necessary to make the establishment of
    standardized MIR test collections, tasks, and evaluation metrics a

    If you have any questions or comments, please contact J. Stephen Downie,

    http://music-ir.org is also open for your general surfing. Comments and
    suggestion *always* welcome.

    Thank you very much for your time and support.

    J. Stephen Downie

         "Research funding makes the world a better place"
    J. Stephen Downie, PhD
    Assistant Professor,
    Graduate School of Library and Information Science; and,
    Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (2000-01)
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    (217) 351-5037

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