SMERS: Music emotion recognition using support vector regression

Byeong Jun Han, Seungmin Rho, Roger B. Dannenberg, Eenjun Hwang

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Abstract

Music emotion plays an important role in music retrieval, mood detection and other music-related applications. Many issues for music emotion recognition have been addressed by different disciplines such as physiology, psychology, cognitive science and musicology. We present a support vector regression (SVR) based music emotion recognition system. The recognition process consists of three steps: (i) seven distinct features are extracted from music; (ii) those features are mapped into eleven emotion categories on Thayer's two-dimensional emotion model; (iii) two regression functions are trained using SVR and then arousal and valence values are predicted. We have tested our SVR-based emotion classifier in both Cartesian and polar coordinate system empirically. The result indicates the SVR classifier in the polar representation produces satisfactory result which reaches 94.55% accuracy superior to the SVR (in Cartesian) and other machine learning classification algorithms such as SVM and GMM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009
Pages651-656
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2009 Oct 262009 Oct 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009

Other

Other10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period09/10/2609/10/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Information Systems

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    Han, B. J., Rho, S., Dannenberg, R. B., & Hwang, E. (2009). SMERS: Music emotion recognition using support vector regression. In Proceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009 (pp. 651-656). (Proceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009).