Lutz Finsterle Univ. of Stuttgart (Germany) Stephan Fischer Technical Univ. of Darmstadt (Germany) Ivica Rimac Technical Univ.of Darmstadt (Germany) Ralf Steinmetz Technical Univ. of Darmstadt and German National Research Ctr. for Information Technol (Germany)
In this paper we describe music retrieval in ICOR, a project of Darmstadt TU. It is the goal of ICOR to find new interfaces to support applications of music video and music CDs. Although the project consists of audio and video analysis we concentrate on a description of the audio algorithms in this paper. We describe our MPEG-7 like data structure to store meta information for music pieces and explain which algorithms we use to analyze the content of music pieces automatically. We currently use an applause detection to distinguish live music from studio recordings, a genre classifier to distinguish pieces with beats form classical music, and a singer recognition.