Umfrage: Digital Musicology and Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR)

To all musicologists with an interest in digital methods and tools.

I would like your help with the following.

At the last ISMIR (International Society for Music Information Retrieval) conference in November 2013 I chaired a short session entitled Digital Musicology and Music Information Retrieval. We had a very lively discussion, but one of the principal aims of the session wasn’t really addressed.

This was to discuss what the current technical needs of the music research communities are. How could these be translated into research challenges that we could hope to see solutions for in the next few ISMIR conferences?

To make up for this I have created a very short questionnaire:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pqFOwy3tOf8fTycqAoj4jjzCXB7Oeo6jNm7m3uncuBg/viewform

It contains eight questions in total. Among these are two questions about open problems in Digital Musicology; another one is specifically about ‚Grand Challenges‘ for Music Information Retrieval. Your answers will also help to focus future activities of the International Musicological Society Study Group on Digital Musicology.

I hope you will find some time to think about these questions and provide me with feedback. Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested.

Many thanks,

Frans Wiering
Chair of the IMS Study Group on Digital Musicology

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