Silla Jr, Carlos N. and Koerich, A.L. and Kaestner, Celso A.A.
The Latin Music Database.
In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval.
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In this paper we present the Latin Music Database, a novel database of Latin musical recordings which has been developed for automatic music genre classification, but can also be used in other music information retrieval tasks. The method for assigning genres to the musical recordings is based on human expert perception and therefore capture their tacit knowledge in the genre labeling process. We also present the ethnomusicology of the genres available in the database as it might provide important information for the analysis of the results of any experiment that employs the database.
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