Crowdsourcing audience perspectives on classical music

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Program notes of (Western) classical music are usually written by musical experts. As a consequence, program notes information may not be very accessible to audiences which are less familiar with this music genre. To gain more insight in the way in which `uninitiated' audience perceives and describes symphonic concert performances, in this work, we describe the acquisition of a dataset of various forms of timeline commentary through crowdsourcing mechanisms. As we show, different audience categories use different vocabularies, and consider different anchors on the timeline to be important.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Expo Workshops (ICMEW)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1552-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1553-5
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW) - Seatlle, WA, United States
Duration: 11 Jul 201615 Jul 2016


Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW)
Abbreviated titleICMEW
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeatlle, WA
Internet address


  • music
  • concerts
  • commentary
  • tagging
  • crowdsourcing


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