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========================================================================== jMIR 2.4 Principal Designer: Cory McKay Copyright (C) 2010 (GNU GPL) ========================================================================== -- OVERVIEW -- jMIR is an open-source software suite implemented in Java for use in music information retrieval (MIR) research. It can be used to study music in both audio and symbolic formats as well as mine cultural information from the web and manage music collections. jMIR includes software for extracting features, applying machine learning algorithms, mining metadata and analyzing metadata. The primary emphasis of jMIR is on providing software for general research in automatic music classification and similarity analysis. The main goals of the project are as follows: * Make sophisticated pattern recognition technologies accessible to music researchers with both technical and non-technical backgrounds. * Eliminate redundant duplication of effort. * Increase cooperation and communication between research groups. o Facilitate iterative development and sharing of new MIR technologies. o Facilitate objective comparisons of algorithms. * Facilitate research combining high-level, low-level and cultural musical features (i.e. symbolic, audio and web-mined features). In order to meet these goals, all aspects of jMIR are open source and distributed free under a GNU General Public License. The software is well-documented and include GUIs in order to increase general usability. A special emphasis has been placed on software architectures that facilitate extensibility for those technically inclined users who wish to modify or add to the software. Each of the components comprising the jMIR software suite may be used entirely separately or as an integrated whole. The components communicate with each other using files in either ACE XML or Weka ARFF formats. The components are as follows: Data Mining and Machine Learning * ACE: Pattern recognition software that utilizes meta-learning. Evaluates, trains and uses a variety of classifiers, classifier ensembles and dimensionality reduction algorithms based on the needs of each particular research problem. * ACE XML: Standardized file formats for representing information related to automatic music classification, including feature values, feature metadata, insance labels and class ontologies. * jMIRUtilities: Tools for performing miscellaneous tasks, such as labelling instances, extracting data from Apple iTunes XML files, merging features extracted from different sources, etc. Feature Extraction * jAudio: Software for extracting low and high-level features from audio recordings. * jSymbolic: Software for extracting high-level features from MIDI recordings. * jWebMiner: Software for extracting cultural features from web text. * jLyrics: Software for mining lyrics from the web and extracting textual features from them. Data and Metadata * jSongMiner: Software for identifying unknown audio and extracting metadata about songs, artists and albums from various web services and embedded sources. * jMusicMetaManager: Software for profiling music collections and detecting metadata errors and redundancies. * Codaich, Bodhidharma MIDI and SLAC: Labeled datasets for training, testing and evaluating MIR systems. This distribution contains the source code for all of the above jMIR software. Each is packaged in a separate folder holding the associated NetBeans project. Each folder also contains extensive additional information, including README files and, in some cases, HTML manuals. The only exception is the Third_Party_Jars folder, which contains third-party software libraries used by the other jMIR components. More information is available on the jMIR web site: http://jmir.sourceforge.net. Please contact Cory McKay (firstname.lastname@example.org) or one of the jMIR co-designers with any bug reports or questions relating to ACE. -- LICENSING AND LIABILITY -- jMIR 2.34 Copyright (C) 2010 Cory McKay and co-designers This software is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. This software is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this software; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. Various jMIR components make use of third-party software. Details are provided in the folder corresponding to each jMIR component.