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Toward Describing Perceived Complexity of Songs: Computational Methods and Implementation

Sebastian Streich, Perfecto Herrera
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Providing valuable semantic descriptors of multimedia content is a topic of high interest in current research. Such descriptors should merge the two predicates of being useful for retrieval and being automatically extractable from the source. In this paper the semantic descriptor concept of music complexity is introduced. Its benefit for music retrieval and automated music recommendation is addressed. The authors provide a critical review of existing and a detailed prospect of new methods for automated music complexity estimation.

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