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Transfer learning for music classification and regression tasks

Abstract · Mar 27, 2017 16:48 ·

cs-cv cs-ai cs-mm cs-sd

Arxiv Abstract

  • Keunwoo Choi
  • György Fazekas
  • Mark Sandler
  • Kyunghyun Cho

In this paper, we present a transfer learning approach for music classification and regression tasks. We propose to use a pretrained convnet feature, a concatenated feature vector using activations of feature maps of multiple layers in a trained convolutional network. We show that how this convnet feature can serve as a general-purpose music representation. In the experiment, a convnet is trained for music tagging and then transferred for many music-related classification and regression tasks as well as an audio-related classification task. In experiments, the convnet feature outperforms the baseline MFCC feature in all tasks and many reported approaches of aggregating MFCCs and low- and high-level music features.

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