Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ´06)
We present first steps towards intelligent retrieval of music
album covers from the web. The continuous growth of electronic music
distribution constantly increases the interest in methods to automatically
provide added value like lyrics or album covers. While existing approaches
rely on large proprietary databases, we focus on methods that
make use of the whole web by using Google’s or A9.com’s image search.
We evaluate the current state of the approach and point out directions
for further improvements.