AES Technical Committee

Semantic Audio Analysis

Chair:    Mark Sandler    (Send Email)
Vice Chair:    Gautham Mysore    (Send Email)
Vice Chair:    Christian Uhle    (Send Email)

This committee provides a forum in AES for researchers and innovators to come together and discuss and disseminate the newest developments in the automatic extraction of meaning from audio. The committee is interested in how to extract meaning from audio signals, how to represent it - typically as metadata - and how to use it.

This includes developments in Music Information Retrieval, Intelligent Audio Editing, and Semantic Web for Music.

If you are interested in working with the committee and especially if you would like to propose a workshop or tutorial at a future Convention, please contact one of the above.


Areas of Concentration

TOPICS

Audio feature detection & extraction Audio classification Audio segmentation Music understanding

Musical similarity Automatic music transcription Computational Auditory Scene Analysis Signal and source separation

Musical data mining Statistical audio modelling Audio indexing, hashing, searching Audio Markup and XML

APPLICATIONS

Synthesis-driven audio coding MPEG7 Semantic web for music Music Web Services

Music Information Retrieval Intelligent editing and production Audio for Multimedia and Video Radio broadcast monitoring

Intelligent FX Intelligent Karaoke Music/Speech/Environment discrimination Environmental audio analysis

Digital Archiving and libraries Performance analysis (instrument tuition etc) Computational Musicology

Recent/Planned Activities

Upcoming Events:

We will meet at the next AES Convention - please join us if you are interested in our work.

Organised Events

  • Semantic Audio Production - a workshop held at the AES 136th Convention in Berlin. With Josh Reiss (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Bryan Pardo (Northwestern University, IL, USA), Stefan Ledergerber (Lawo Group, Zurich, Switzerland), and Christian Uhle (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany).
  • AES 53rd International Conference on Semantic Audio,27-29 January 2014, London, UK, Conference website.
  • Semantic Analysis for Speech Signals - a workshop held at the AES 134th Convention in Rome. With Yves Raimond (BBC R&D, UK), Joern Loviscach (University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany), and Christian Uhle (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany).
  • Semantic Web and Semantic Audio technologies - a workshop held at the AES 132nd Convention in Budapest, with George Fazekas, Thomas Wilmering
  • Semantic Audio Analysis in the Real World - a workshop held at the AES 132nd Convention in Budapest. Chaired by Andrew Mason (BBC R&D). Speakers: Andy Hill (I Like Music, UK), Mark Sandler (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Nigel Smith (BBC Audio and Music Interactive, UK), and Christian Uhle (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany)
  • Intelligent Digital Audio Effects (I-DAFx) - a workshop held at the AES 127th Convention in New York. Speakers were Udo Zoelzer (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany), Josh Reiss (Queen Mary University of London, UK) and Christian Uhle (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany).
  • Intelligent Digital Audio Effects (I-DAFx) - a workshop held at the AES 126th Convention in Munich. Speakers were Udo Zoelzer (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany), Josh Reiss (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Alexander Lerch (zplane.development, Germany) and Christian Uhle (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany). The slides are attached as a single zip-file.
  • Analyzing, Recommending, and Searching Audio Content—Commercial Applications of Music Information Retrieval - a workshop held at the AES 125th Convention in San Francisco. Panelists included Markus Cremer (Gracenote), Matthias Gruhne (Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology), Tristan Jehan (The Echo Nest), Keyvan Mohajer (Melodis Corporation), and Jay LeBoeuf (Imagine Research).
  • Intelligent audio systems: A review of the foundations and applications of semantic audio analysis and music information retrieval - a tutorial held at the AES 114th Convention in Munich. Presenters included: Perfecto Herrera-Boyer (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Jay LeBoeuf, Imagine Research.
  • Music 2.0: Music and the Semantic Web - a workshop held at the 122nd Convention in Vienna. Speakers were: Scott Cohen of The Orchard, Mark Sandler and Yves Raimond of Queen Mary's Centre for Digital Music, Lucas Gonze of Yahoo!Music, and Oscar Celma of the Music Technology Group at Pompeu Fabra University. For more details see this website
  • Audio Gets Smart - a workshop held at AES 115th Convention. Speakers were Dan Ellis of Columbia University, Michael Casey of City University and Juergen Herre of Fraunhoefer IIS. Talks may be downloaded from this website.


Meeting Report:

These documents do not necessarily express the official position of the AES on the issues discussed at these meetings, and only represent the views of committee members participating in the discussion. Any unauthorized use of these publications is prohibited. Authorization must be obtained from the Executive Director of the AES: Email, Tel: +1 212 661 8528, Address: 60 East 42nd Street, Room 2520, New York, New York 10165-2520, USA.

2014-5-5     Minutes AES 136
Description: Minutes from TC SAA Meeting held at the AES 136th Convention, Berlin, May 2014

2013-5-9     Minutes AES 134
Description: Minutes from TC SAA Meeting held at the AES 134rd Convention, Rome, May 2013

2013-1-2     Minutes AES 133
Description: Minutes of the meeting of the SAA TC at the 133rd convention, New York

2010-11-16     TC Minutes from 129th AES TC SAA Meeting
Description: Minutes from 129th AES TC SAA Meeting

2009-5-27     Minutes from 126th Convention
Description: Minutes from meeting of TC-SAA at 126th Convention, Munich, May 2009

2008-10-10     Minutes from 125th Convention
Description: Minutes from 125th Convention

2008-9-29     124th Minutes
Description: Minutes from meeting of TC-SAA at 124th Convention, Amsterdam, May 2008

2006-11-20     Minutes of TC on Semantic Audio, 117st Convention
Description: Minutes of TC on Semantic Audio, 117st Convention

2006-11-20     Minutes of TC on Semantic Audio, 121st Convention
Description: Minutes of TC on Semantic Audio, 121st Convention

2004-7-14     Minutes of TC meeting, AES 116th
Description: Minutes of the meeting held on Sunday 9 May 2004

2003-12-3     Minutes of TC meeting 10 Oct 2003, 115th Convention
Description: minutes of tc meeting in new york, 115th aes

2003-6-26     Minutes of the First meeting of the AES TC on Semantic Audio Analysis
Description: Minutes of the inaugural meeting of the TC on SAA


Other:

2009-5-26     Intelligent Digital Audio Effects (I-DAFx)
Description: Slides are attached as a single zip-file.


Committee Members

 David Ackerman  Elizabeth Cohen  James Johnston 
 Juergen Herre  Karlheinz Brandenburg  Lars Gaustad 
 Mark Sandler  Schuyler Quackenbush  Stephen Pope 
 Russell Mason  Perfecto Herrera  Josh Reiss 
 Geoffroy Peeters  Thorsten Heinz  Tim Collins 
 Jens Blauert  Fabien Gouyon  Emilia Gomez 
 Bozena Kostek  Chris Lacinak  Michael Lee 
 Dan Ellis  Anibal Ferreira  Laurent Daudet 
 Jeroen Breebaart  Oliver Hellmuth  Vitor Soares 
 Esben Skovenborg  Jean-Dominique Polack  Eric Jacobs 
 Luis Ortiz Berenguer  Jay LeBoeuf  Joern Loviscach 
 bee suan ong  Sebastian Streich  Joachim Ganseman 
 Bennett Kolasinski  Kyogu Lee  Charles van Winkle 
 Arijit Biswas  Bob Coover  Gyorgy Fazekas 
 Andrew Mason  Christian Uhle  Gautham Mysore 
 Chris Baume 

To request membership in this Technical Committee please email the Chair by using the link above.

 
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