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CNN based music emotion classification

Abstract · Apr 19, 2017 09:28 ·

emotion spectral hong features emotions kong spectrogram music mer acoustic cs-mm cs-lg

Arxiv Abstract

  • Xin Liu
  • Qingcai Chen
  • Xiangping Wu
  • Yan Liu
  • Yang Liu

Music emotion recognition (MER) is usually regarded as a multi-label tagging task, and each segment of music can inspire specific emotion tags. Most researchers extract acoustic features from music and explore the relations between these features and their corresponding emotion tags. Considering the inconsistency of emotions inspired by the same music segment for human beings, seeking for the key acoustic features that really affect on emotions is really a challenging task. In this paper, we propose a novel MER method by using deep convolutional neural network (CNN) on the music spectrograms that contains both the original time and frequency domain information. By the proposed method, no additional effort on extracting specific features required, which is left to the training procedure of the CNN model. Experiments are conducted on the standard CAL500 and CAL500exp dataset. Results show that, for both datasets, the proposed method outperforms state-of-the-art methods.

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