Thursday, July 13, 2006

search inside the music

Sun is working on a project that may phunk up the way we search for and organize music (and other sounds?) forever more:

"The goal of the 'Search Inside the Music' project is to explore new methods of categorizing, indexing and organizing large collections of music to allow more effective ways of searching through these collections. This project will extend music search to search 'inside the music', that is, to search not just titles, keywords and artists, but to search music by music content and context. We want to help people find and organize their music based on all of of the properties of the music including such properties such as acoustic similarity, mood, lyrics, musical theme, melody, tempo, rhythm, and instrumentation.

We are currently focusing on two areas: using acoustic similarity to help people find music that 'sounds similar' to music that they already like, and using social data to recommend and organize music based upon the listening habits of people with similar musical tastes."

Now if only someone would do that for images and video...
Found via Information Aesthetics.

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