Evaluating Music Summaries
How do we evaluate automated music summarization systems?
WHAT IS A THEME?
passage that is "characteristic" of some work
Operational Definition 1:
segment of work that is most easily recognized
Operational Definition 2:
segment of work that is most easily recalled
What is a prototypic bird?
goldfinch, sparrow, blue jay, cardinal, eagle, pigeon
Was penguin on the list?
Was robin on the list?
Asymmetrical similarity: pink is more like red (the prototype)
than red is like pink
Are musical themes prototypical?
YES: variations are rated more similar to themes
than are themes to variations.