Genre Classification for Brazilian Music using Independent and Discriminant Features

Eduardo F. Simas Filho, Elmo A. Borges Jr., Antonio C. L. Fernandes Jr.


Digital music files are largely available both online and in private local collections. These databases may comprise hundreds or thousands of files, which in some cases may not carry tagged information about their content, making the search for the desired audio files very time consuming. An important task in this context is to organize the available database according to the prevailing musical genre. The purpose of this work is to develop an automatic music genre classification system able to identify international music genres (i.e. pop, rock, classic, soul, funk) and also typical Brazilian rhythms such as Samba, Forr\'o and Brazilian Popular Music. The proposed signal processing chain comprises two stages. Initially, audio signal features are computed and their relevance for music genre identification estimated. Independent component analysis is applied to reduce mutual redundancy among the audio attributes. In the following, different classifiers based on neural networks and support vector machines are applied for music genre identification. The proposed system efficiency is evaluated using an experimental dataset.


Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, Signal Processing, Music Information Retrieval, Independent Component Analysis.

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