A Web-Based Game for Collecting Music Metadata

Mandel, Michael I.; Ellis, Daniel P. W.

We have designed a web-based game to make collecting descriptions of musical excerpts fun, easy, useful, and objective. Participants describe 10 second clips of songs and score points when their descriptions match those of other participants. The rules were designed to encourage users to be thorough and the clip length was chosen to make judgments more objective and specific. Analysis of preliminary data shows that we are able to collect objective and specific descriptions of clips and that players tend to agree with one another.


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ISMIR 2007: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval: September 23-27, 2007, Vienna, Austria
Austrian Computer Society

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Electrical Engineering
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June 27, 2012