2007:Audio Cover Song Identification
The Cover Song task was a new task for MIREX 2006. It is closely related to the Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval task as the cover songs to be found will be embedded in the Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval test collection. Hence, the setup and running of the algorithms will be the same as that of the Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval so please refer to the Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval for more details.
Within the Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval database, there are embedded 30 different "cover songs" each represented by 11 different "versions" for a total of 330 audio files (16bit, monophonic, 22.05khz, wav). The "cover songs" represent a variety of genres (e.g., classical, jazz, gospel, rock, folk-rock, etc.) and the variations span a variety of styles and orchestrations.
Using each of these cover song files in turn as as the "seed/query" file, we will examine the top 10 returned items for the presence of the other 10 versions of the "seed/query" file. Evaluation will be premised on classic precision and recall.
Participants in the Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval task really need not do anything extra as the matrices returned will contain all the necessary information for us to automatically conduct the evaluations. We do encourage, however, the participation of those systems that might be especially designed to detect "cover song" variants.
- J. Stephen Downie (Principal contact person)
- Kris West (Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval moderator)
- anyone else?