Emotion recognition in western popular music: the role of melodic structure.

Scott William Beveridge, Don Knox, Raymond MacDonald

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    Music Emotion Recognition (MER) involves modelling the relationship between musical features and expressed emotion. Previous work in this field concentrates on the extraction of spectrally derived acoustical and psychoacoustical features. However, this method has reached a ‘glass ceiling’ with respect to the accuracy in which MER algorithms can identify music emotion (Aucouturier & Pachet 2004).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of ICMPC-ESCOM 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    EditorsE. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, K. Pastiadis
    PublisherAristotle University of Thessaloniki
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2012


    • arousal
    • melodic structure
    • music emotion recognition
    • valence
    • composition

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