Usability evaluation of visualization interfaces for content-based music retrieval systems

Keiichiro Hoashi, Shuhei Hamawaki, Hiromi Ishizaki, Yasuhiro Takishima, Jiro Katto

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Abstract

This research presents a formal user evaluation of a typical visualization method for content-based music information retrieval (MIR) systems, and also proposes a novel interface to improve MIR usability. Numerous interfaces to visualize content-based MIR systems have been proposed, but reports on user evaluations of such proposed GUIs are scarce. This research aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a typical 2-D visualization method for content-based MIR systems, by conducting comparative user evaluations against the traditional list-based format to present MIR results to the user. Based on the observations of the experimental results, we next propose a 3-D visualization system, which features a function to specify sub-regions of the feature space based on genre classification results, and a function which allows users to select features that are assigned to the axes of the 3-D space. Evaluation of this GUI conclude that the functions of the 3-D system can significantly improve both the efficiency and usability of MIR systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009
Pages207-212
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2009 Oct 262009 Oct 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009

Conference

Conference10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period09/10/2609/10/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Information Systems

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    Hoashi, K., Hamawaki, S., Ishizaki, H., Takishima, Y., & Katto, J. (2009). Usability evaluation of visualization interfaces for content-based music retrieval systems. In Proceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009 (pp. 207-212). (Proceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009).