Songs2See and GlobalMusic2One: Two applied research projects in music information retrieval at Fraunhofer IDMT
At the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT) in Ilmenau, Germany, two current research projects are directed towards core problems of Music Information Retrieval. The Songs2See project is supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Employment and Technology through granting funds of the European Fund for Regional Development. The target outcome of this project is a web-based application that assists music students with their instrumental exercises. The unique advantage over existing e-learning solutions is the opportunity to create personalized exercise content using the favorite songs of the music student. GlobalMusic2one is a research project supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research. It is set out to develop a new generation of hybrid music search and recommendation engines. The target outcomes are novel adaptive methods of Music Information Retrieval in combination with Web 2.0 technologies for better quality in the automated recommendation and online marketing of world music collections.