TitleThe importance of detecting boundaries in music structure annotation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSerrà J, Müller M, Grosche P, Arcos JLluis
Conference NameMusic Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX)
Conference LocationPorto, Portugal

This document summarizes our submission to the MIREX 2012 Structural Segmentation task and provides pointers to the relevant papers explaining the details of such submission. The method we follow is rooted on first detecting segment boundaries and matching the found segments by state-of-the-art music alignment/similarity algorithms afterwards. In fact, the rationale is that if structure or segment boundaries are sufficiently accurately placed, then the task of structure annotation can be easily solved by employing standard tools for music matching.