Evaluation of Modeling Music Similarity Perception Via Feature Subset Selection

  • D. N. Sotiropoulos
  • A. S. Lampropoulos
  • G. A. Tsihrintzis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4511)


In this paper, we describe and discuss the evaluation process and results of a content-based music retrieval system that we have developed. In our system, user models embody the ability of evolving and using different music similarity measures for different users. Specifically, a user-supplied relevance feedback and related neural network-based incremental learning procedures allows our system to determine which subset of a set of objective acoustic features approximates more efficiently the subjective music similarity perception of an individual user. The evaluation results verify our hypothesis of a direct relation between subjective music similarity perception and objective acoustic feature subsets. Moreover, it is shown that, after training, retrieved music pieces exhibit significantly improved perceived similarity to user-targeted music pieces.


Feature Subset Relevance Feedback Incremental Learning Music Piece Feature Subset Selection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. N. Sotiropoulos
    • 1
  • A. S. Lampropoulos
    • 1
  • G. A. Tsihrintzis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Piraeus, Department of Informatics, 80 Karaoli and Dimitriou St, Piraeus 18534Greece

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