Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
R. Neumayer, M. Dittenbach, A. Rauber:
"PlaySOM and PocketSOMPlayer, Alternative Interfaces to Large Music Collections";
Poster: International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR),
- 2005-09-15; in: "Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval",
With the rising popularity of digital music archives the need for new access methods such as interactive exploration or similarity-based search become significant. In this paper we present the PlaySOM, as well as the PocketSOMPlayer, two novel interfaces allowing to browse a music collection by navigating a map of clustered music tracks and to select regions of interest containing similar tracks for playing. The PlaySOM system is primarily designed to allow interaction via a large-screen device, whereas the PocketSOMPlayer is implemented for mobile devices, supporting both local as well as streamed audio replay. This approach offers content-based organization of music as an alternative to conventional navigation of audio archives, i.e. flat or hierarchical listings of music tracks that are sorted and filtered by meta information.
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