Enjoying the tutorial on automatic transcription. In a few years, CHM will overtake all the current approaches :)

ISMIR 2015 – Malaga – Day 0 & 1

Another year, another ISMIR. This time, we have submitted 3 posters – two for the Mirex evaluation – Urša and I adjusted the Compositional Hierarchical Model (CHM) to find re-occurring patterns in symbolic data (MIDI), Matija submitted a classifier for Music/speech discrimination; and a Late Breaking Demo poster for WebCHM – a web-based version of the CHM which is becoming the ultimate tool for transcription and evaluation.

As always, I will post few pics and tricks about the conference.

First flight, over lake bled

First flight, over lake bled

Second flight, somewhere over Spain

Second flight, somewhere over Spain

After we landed, we went around the town to familiarize ourselves with all the local places.

Malaga version of Ljubljana

Malaga version of Ljubljana

Something smells fishy around here ... ;)

Something smells fishy around here … ;)

The main church and its default "spanish" look - one of a few places which makes you feel you are in Spain

The main church and its default “spanish” look – one of a few places which makes you feel you are in Spain

Vamos a la playa! playlist selection: White pearl black oceans

Vamos a la playa! playlist selection: White pearl black oceans

Wait! Where is everybody?

Wait! Where is everybody?

The only visitor who doesn't mind taking picture at a close range.

The only visitor who doesn’t mind taking picture at a close range.

Otherwise, some buildings in the town look pretty interesting. No thermal isolation,  no electrical standards.

Otherwise, some buildings in the town look pretty interesting. No thermal isolation, no electrical standards.

We stopped for a research meeting. The food here is interesting, the beer … not so much.

On the other hand, we found the troll :)

Best costume award

Best costume award

During the first day, we visited the technical department of the local university. It was raining and since the roads have no drain shafts, there was a significant amount of water on the road. Trick question: which registration plate is in the following picture?

The taxi driver has no intention to use the wipers. He can see just fine!

The taxi driver has no intention to use the wipers. He can see just fine!

The university building is HUGE, here is a picture of one of the stairway, easily accommodating  hundreds of students.

Left side of the stairway (it seems smaller due to the zoom of the camera)

Left side of the stairway (it seems smaller due to the zoom of the camera)

I’m finishing this entry with a picture of the current tutorial.

Enjoying the tutorial on automatic transcription. In a few years, CHM will overtake all the current approaches :)

Enjoying the tutorial on automatic transcription. In a few years, CHM will overtake all the current approaches :)