Publications

International Music Information Retrieval Systems Evaluation Laboratory (IMIRSEL):

2010

2009

  • J.H. Lee, M.C. Jones, and J.S. Downie, "An Analysis of ISMIR Proceedings: Patterns of Authorship, Topic, and Citation", in the 10th International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Kobe, 2009, pp. 57-62.
    Available: http://ismir2009.ismir.net/proceedings/PS1-1.pdf
  • J.S. Downie, D. Byrd, and T. Crawford. "Ten Years of ISMIR: Reflections on Challenges and Opportunities", in the 10th International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Kobe, 2009, pp. 13-18.
    Available: http://ismir2009.ismir.net/proceedings/keynote1.pdf
  • M. Bay, A.F. Ehmann and J.S. Downie, "Evaluation of Multiple-F0 Estimation and Tracking Systems", in the 10th International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Kobe, 2009, pp. 315-320.
    Available: http://ismir2009.ismir.net/proceedings/PS2-21.pdf
  • E. Law, K. West, M. Mandel, M. Bay and, J. S. Downie, "Evaluation of Algorithms Using Games: The Case of Music Tagging", in the 10th International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Kobe, 2009, pp. 387-392.
    Available: http://ismir2009.ismir.net/proceedings/OS5-5.pdf
  • X. Hu, J. S. Downie and A. F. Ehmann, "Lyric Text Mining in Music Mood Classification", in the 10th International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Kobe, 2009,pp. 411-416.
    Available: http://ismir2009.ismir.net/proceedings/PS3-4.pdf
  • S. Sinclair, D. Beavan, S. Brown, J. S. Downie, C. Fiorentino, P. Juola, P. Organisciak, G. Rockwell, S. Schreibman and K. Uszkalo, "TADA research evaluation exchange: winning 2008 submissions", in the Digital Humanities 2009 Conference , College Park, Maryland, 2009, pp. 399-401
  • G. Rockwell, S. Sinclair and J. S. Downie, "T-REX: A text analysis evaluation research exchange", in the Digital Humanities 2009 Conference , College Park, Maryland, 2009, pp. 230-233
    • 2008

      2007

      2006

      • X. Hu, J. S. Downie and J. H. Lee, "Stylistic analysis on reviews of humanities objects", in Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science , Chicago, IL, 2006. Available: http://dhcs2006.uchicago.edu/abstracts/hu.pdf
      • J. H. Lee, M. C. Jones and J. S. Downie, "Factors affecting response rates for real-life MIR queries", in Proc. Seventh International Conference on Music Information Retrieval ,Victoria, 2006, pp. 373-374.
      • A. Laplante and J. S. Downie, "Everyday life music information-seeking behaviour of young adults", in Proc. Seventh International Conference on Music Information Retrieval,Victoria, 2006, pp. 381-382.
      • X. Hu, J. S. Downie and A. F. Ehmann, "Exploiting recommended usage metadata: Exploratory analysis", in Proc. Seventh International Conference on Music Information Retrieval,Victoria, 2006, pp. 19-22.
      • T. Berman, J. S. Downie, and B. Berman, "Beyond error tolerance: Finding thematic similarities in music digital libraries", in Proc. 10th European Conference on Digtial Libraries, Alicante, 2006, pp. 463-466.
      • X. Hu and J. S. Downie, "Stylistics in customer reviews of cultural objects", in Proc. ACM SIGIR 2006 Workshop on Stylistics for Text Retrieval, Seattle, WA, pp.37-42.
      • D. M. Nichols, D. Bainbridge, J. S. Downie, and M. B. Twidale, "Learning by building digital libraries", in Proc. 6th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Chapel Hill, NC, 2006, pp. 185-186.
      • X. Hu, J. S. Downie and M. C. Jones, "Criticism mining: text mining experiments on book, movie and music reviews", in Proc. Digital Humanities 2006, Paris, pp. 88-93.
      • J. S. Downie, M. C. Jones, and X. Hu, "Voice mining: a promising new application of data mining techniques in the humanities domain", in Proc. Digital Humanities 2006, Paris, pp. 299-301.
      • Downie, J. Stephen and Xiao Hu (2006). Review mining for digital libraries: Phase II. In Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2006), Chapel Hill, NC, 11-15 June, 2006, pp. 196-197.
      • D. D. Roure and J. S. Downie. "Supporting the music information retrieval research community – a use case for the semantic grid", in Proc. 3rd GGF 16 Semantic Grid Workshop, Athens, 2006. Available: http://www.semanticgrid.org/GGF/ggf16/papers/SemGridMusicInfoRetrieval.pdf.

      2005

      • J. S. Downie and J. Futrelle, "Terascale music mining", in Proc. 2005 ACM/IEEE Conference on Supercomputing, Washington, DC, pp. 71-72.
      • J. H. Lee, X. Hu, and J. S. Downie, "Q&A websites: rich research resources for contextualizing information retrieval behaviors", in Proc. ACM SIGIR 2005 Workshop on Information Retrieval in Context, Salvador, pp. 33-36.
      • J. H. Lee, J. S. Downie, and S. J. Cunningham, "Challenges in cross-cultural/multilingual music information seeking", in Proc. Sixth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, London, 2005, pp. 1-7.
      • X. Hu, J. S. Downie, K. West, and A. F. Ehmann, "Mining music reviews: promising preliminary results", in Proc. Sixth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, London, 2005, pp. 536-539.
      • S. J. Cunningham, J. S. Downie, and D. Bainbridge, "'The Pain, the Pain': Modelling music information behavior and the songs we hate", in Proc. Sixth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, London, 2005, pp. 474-477.
      • J. S. Downie, K. West, A. Ehmann, and E. Vincent, "The 2005 Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX 2005): Preliminary Overview", in Proc. Sixth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, London, 2005, pp. 320-323.
      • J. S. Downie, A. F. Ehmann, and D. Tcheng, "Music-to-knowledge (M2K): a prototyping and evaluation environment for music information retrieval research", in Proc. 28th Annual international ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in information Retrieval, Salvador, 2005, pp. 676.
      • J. S. Downie, J. Unsworth, B. Yu, D. Tcheng, G. Rockwel, and S. J. Ramsay, "A revolutionary approach to humanities computing?: tools development and the D2K data-mining framework", in Proc. 17th Joint International Conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, Victoria, 2005, pp. 56-57.
      • J. S. Downie, A. Renear, A. Mathes, K. Medina, D. Dubin, and J. H. Lee, "Modelling complex multimedia relationships in the humanities computing context: Are Dublin Core and FRBR up to the task?", in Proc. 17th Joint International Conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, Victoria, 2005, pp. 53-55.
      • J. S. Downie, A. F. Ehmann, and D. Tcheng, "Real-time genre classification for music digital libraries", in Proc. 5th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Denver, CO, 2005, pp. 377.
      • J. S. Downie, A. F. Ehmann, and X. Hu, "Music-to-Knowledge (M2K): a prototyping and evaluation environment for music digital library research", in Proc. 5th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Denver, CO, 2005, pp.376.

      2004

      • J. H. Lee and J. S. Downie, "Survey of music information needs, uses, and seeking behaviours: Preliminary findings", in Fifth International Conference on Music information Retrieval, Barcelona, 2004, pp. 441-446.
      • D. Bainbridge, S. J. Cunningham and J. S. Downie, "Visual collaging of music in a digital library", in Fifth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, Barcelona, 2004, pp. 397-402.
      • D. Bainbridge, S. J. Cunningham and J. S. Downie, "Greenstone as a music digital library toolkit", in Fifth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, Barcelona, 2004, pp. 42-43.
      • J. S. Downie, J. Futrelle and D. Tcheng, "The International Music Information Retrieval Systems Evaluation Laboratory: Governance, access, and security", in Fifth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval , Barcelona, 2004, pp. 9-14.
      • J. S. Downie, "The creation of music query documents: Framework and implications of the HUMIRS project", in Proc. Joint International Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities, Göteburg, 2004, pp. 170-173.
      • J. S. Downie, "Supercomputing in the humanities: A robust model for interacting with copyright-sensitive multimedia content", in Proc. Joint International Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities, Göteburg, 2004, pp. 167-169.
      • J. S. Downie and T. Olson, "Toward melodic access and title uniformity in the Chopin Early Edition music digital library", in Proc. Fourth ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Tucson, AZ, 2004, pp. 406.

      2003

      • J. S. Downie, "Toward the scientific evaluation of music information retrieval systems", in Proc. Fourth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, Baltimore, MD, pp. 25-32.
      • J. S. Downie, "Making music information retrieval evaluation systems", in Proc. Fourth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 26-30 October 2002, Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, pp. 21-22.
      • D. Bainbridge, S. J. Cunningham and J. S. Downie, "Analysis of queries to a Wizard-of-Oz music information retrieval system: Challenging assumptions about what people really want", in Proc. Fourth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 26-30 October 2002, Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University , pp. 221-222.
      • T. Olson and J. S. Downie, "Chopin early editions: The construction and usage of a collection of digital scores", in Proc. Fourth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 26-30 October 2002, Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, pp. 247-248.
      • J. S. Downie, "The TREC-like evaluation of music IR systems", in Proc. 26th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, 28 July-1August 2003, Toronto. New York: ACM, pp. 453-454.
      • J. S. Downie, "MIR/MDL evaluation: Making progress", in The MIR/MDL evaluation project white paper collection, edition #3: Establishing music information retrieval (MIR) and music digital library (MDL) evaluation frameworks: Preliminary foundations and infrastructures. Champaign, IL: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, pp. 79-80.
      • J. S. Downie, "Realization of four important principles in cross-cultural digital library development", in (online) Proc. NSF Post Digital Libraries Workshop. 15-17 June 2003, Chatham, Massachusetts. Available: http://www,sis.pitt.edu/~dlwkshop/paper_downie2.html
      • J. S. Downie, "Thoughts on the present and future of DL research and funding", in (online) Proc. NSF Post Digital Libraries Workshop. 15-17 June 2003, Chatham, Massachusetts. Available: http://www,sis.pitt.edu/~dlwkshop/paper_downie1.html
      • J. S. Downie, Realization of four important principles in cross-cultural digital library development", JCDL Workshop: Cross Cultural Usability for Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on DigitalLibraries, 31 May 2003, Rice University, Houston, Texas. Available: http://music-ir.org/~jdownie/jcdl03_workshop_downie_dun.pdf

      2002

      • J. Futrelle and J. S. Downie, "Interdisciplinary communities and research issues in music information retrieval", in Proc. Third International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, Paris, 2002, pp. 215-221.
      • J. H. Lee, J. S. Downie and A. Renear, "Representing traditional musical notation in XML", in Proc. Third International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, Paris, 2002, pp. 263-264.
      • J. S. Downie, "Panel on music information retrieval evaluation frameworks", in Proc. Third International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, Paris, 2002, pp. 303-304.
      • J. S. Downie, "Bridging disciplinary boundaries: A case study of the music information retrieval annotated bibliography project", in Joint International Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities, Tübingen, 2002, pp. 31-33.
      • J. S. Downie, "Music information retrieval: Examining what we mean by success", in Joint International Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities, Tübingen, 2002, pp. 33-34.
      • J. S. Downie, "Workshop on the creation of standardized test collections, tasks and metrics for music information retrieval (MIR) and music digital library (MDL) evaluation", in Proc. Second ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Portland, Oregon, 2002, pp. 426.
      • J. S. Downie, "Interim report on establishing MIR/MDL evaluation frameworks: Commentary on consensus building", in The MIR/MDL evaluation project white paper collection, edition #2: Establishing music information retrieval (MIR) and music digital library (MDL) evaluation frameworks: Preliminary foundations and infrastructures, Champaign, IL, 2002, pp. 43-44.
      • J. S. Downie, "Establishing music information retrieval (MIR) and music digital library (MDL) evaluation frameworks: Preliminary foundations and infrastructures", in The MIR/MDL evaluation project white paper collection, edition #1: Establishing music information retrieval (MIR) and music digital library (MDL) evaluation frameworks: Preliminary foundations and infrastructures, Champaign, IL, 2002, pp. 3-6.
      • J. S. Downie, "Who, what, when, where and why: Introduction and acknowledgments (first edition)", in The MIR/MDL evaluation project white paper collection, edition #1: Establishing music information retrieval (MIR) and music digital library (MDL) evaluation frameworks: Preliminary foundations and infrastructures, Champaign, IL, 2002, pp. 1-2.

      2001

      • J. S. Downie, Whither music information retrieval: Ten suggestions to strengthen the MIR research community. in Proc. Second Annual International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval(ISMIR 2001), Bloomington, Indiana, 15-17 October 2002.Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, pp. 219-222.
      • J. S. Downie, Music information retrieval annotated bibliography website project, phase I. in Proc. Second Annual International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval(ISMIR 2001), Bloomington, Indiana, 15-17 October 2002. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, pp. 5-7.
      • Nelson, Michael and J. S. Downie, Informetric analysis of a music database: Distribution of intervals. in Proc. Sydney ISSI 2001 Conference: 8th International Conference on Scientometrics and Infometrics, Sydney, Australia, 16-20 July 2001. Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales, pp. 477-484.

      2000

      • J. S. Downie, Access to music information: The state of the art. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science 26 (5): 23-25.
      • J. S. Downie and Michael Nelson, Evaluation of a simple and effective music information retrieval system. in Proc. 23rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 24-28 July 2000, Athens University, Athens, Greece. New York: ACM, 73-80.

      1999

      • J. S. Downie, Music retrieval as text retrieval: simple yet effective. in Proc. Association for Computing Machinery, SIGIR ’99 Conference, University of California at Berkeley, 15-19 August 1999, Berkeley, California. New York: ACM, pp. 297-298.
      • J. S. Downie, Applying text retrieval methods to music information retrieval. in Proc. of Music Information Retrieval Workshop: A Workshop Presented in Conjunction with the 22nd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Information Retrieval, 19 August 1999, Berkeley, CA. New York: ACM, p. 7.
      • J. S. Downie, Jumping off the disintermediation bandwagon: Reharmonizing LIS education for the realities of the 21st century. in Beyond 2000: Designing Education for Library and Information Professionals. Electronic Proc. of Association for Library and Information Science Education 1999 Annual Conference, 26-29 January 1999, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Available: http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/~jdownie/alise99/.

      1998

      • J. S. Downie, Informetrics and music information retrieval: An informetric examination of a folksong database. in Information Science at the Dawn of the New Millennium. Proc. 26th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 3-5 June 1998. Ottawa, Ontario, [Publisher?], pp. 375-392. [Winner: Best Doctoral submission]

      1997

      • J. S. Downie, Informetrics and music information retrieval. in Communication and Information in Context: Society, Technology, and the Professions. Proc. 25th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 8-10 June 1997, St. John’s Newfoundland. Bernd Frohmann, Editor. London, Ontario: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario, pp. 295-308.

      1996

      • J. S. Downie, Informetrics and the World Wide Web: A case study and discussion. in Electronic Publishing: Its Impact on Publishing, Education, and Reading. Proc. 24th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 2-3 June 1996, Toronto, Ontario. Charles T. Meadow and Maggie Weaver, editors. Toronto: Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, pp. 130-141.

      1995

      • J. S. Downie, The MusiFind music information retrieval project, Phase III: Evaluation of indexing options. in Connectedness: Information, Systems, People, Organizations. Proc. 23rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 7-10 June 1995, Edmonton, Alberta. Hope A. Olson and Dennis B. Ward, Editors. Edmonton, Alberta: School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, pp. 135-146.
      • J. S. Downie, Decoding the CANARIE papers: An information policy analysis from a critical political economy viewpoint. in Connectedness: Information, Systems, People, Organizations. Proc. 23rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 7-10 June 1995, Edmonton, Alberta. Hope A. Olson and Dennis B. Ward, editors. Edmonton, Alberta: School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, pp. 60-70.

      1994

      1993

      • J. Tague-Sutcliffe, J. S. Downie and S. Dunne,"Name that tune: An introduction to musical information retrieval",in Information as a Global Commodity: Communication, Processing and Use. Proc. 21st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 12-14 July 1993, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Toronto: Canadian Association for Information Science, pp. 204-216.