Markus Schedl, Arthur Flexer, J. Urbano,
"The Neglected User in Music Information Retrieval Research"
: Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, in Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, 2013
The Neglected User in Music Information Retrieval Research
Sprache des Titels:
Journal of Intelligent Information Systems
Personalization and context-awareness are
highly important topics in research on Intelligent Information
Systems. In the fields of Music Information
Retrieval (MIR) and Music Recommendation in particular,
user-centric algorithms should ideally provide
music that perfectly fits each individual listener in each
imaginable situation and for each of her information or
entertainment needs. Even though preliminary steps towards
such systems have recently been presented at the
'International Society for Music Information Retrieval
Conference' (ISMIR) and at similar venues, this vision
is still far away from becoming a reality. In this article,
we investigate and discuss literature on the topic
of user-centric music retrieval and reflect on why the
breakthrough in this field has not been achieved yet.
Given the different expertises of the authors, we shed
light on why this topic is a particularly challenging one,
taking computer science and psychology points of view.
Whereas the computer science aspect centers on the
problems of user modeling, machine learning, and evaluation,
the psychological discussion is mainly concerned
with proper experimental design and interpretation of
the results of an experiment. We further present our
ideas on aspects crucial to consider when elaborating
user-aware music retrieval systems.