During the last six months, we've focused on refining the requirements and goals of the pilot to attract more contributors. We've done multiple workshops to evaluate the usability and users' perception of different demos.These workshops allowed us to refine the workflow of the application, and to include new features to engage users.
In the TROMPA Choir singers use case, we are using multi-lingual singing voice synthesis to support individual choir singers rehearsal. During the first two years of the project, we have identified the users requirements, developed a working prototype and improved the synthesis models. Now, we are almost ready to start sharing our tools with choir singers! But, how did we get here?
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Videodock hosted a two day meetup (20-21 Jan 20) for all TROMPA developers and developing partners to demonstrate, discuss and decide on the most recent versions of the TROMPA software components.
Videodock presented the latest version of the TROMPA Multi-modal component, a toolkit that handles search and retrieval of data from the Contribution Environment to other applications. This enable user-facing applications to tap into the rich data that is stored within the shared Contributing Environment.
winterLAB is a program of presentations, round tables and workshops organized by Laboral, an art and industrial creation center in Gijón (Spain). The event is aimed at exchanging community work experiences that foster the creative use of technology and bring the new media for creation and production closer to the public.
The Workshop-Symposium on Methods in Music and Emotion took place on the 14th of September 2019 at St. Chad’s College, Durham University, United Kingdom. Participants gave presentations focusing on research methodology deployed in experiments on the topic of music and emotion, with a primary interest in cross-cultural applications. Juan Sebastián Gómez Cañón (UPF) presented his work on emotion annotation analysis done in collaboration with Emilia Gómez (UPF/JRC), Perfecto Herrera (UPF), and Estefanía Cano (A*STAR).
The ACM Recommender Systems conference (RecSys) is the premier international forum for the presentation of new research results, systems and techniques in the broad field of recommender systems. As RecSys brings together the main international research groups working on recommender systems, along with many of the world’s leading e-commerce companies, it has become the most important annual conference for the presentation and discussion of recommender systems research.
To mark the occasion of Clara Schumann's 200th birthday, we've published a first prototype of our TROMPA Rehearsal Companion for Instrumental Players (more info here!) loaded with 3 renditions of her Romanze in a-minor synchronised to a digital score encoding in Music Encoding Intiative's MEI format using Linked Data.
Tim Crawford organised the first of three planned annual TROMPA workshops for music scholars at the British Library, London, April 5, 2019, facilitated by TROMPA Associate Partner, Richard Ranft (British Library National Sound Archive).
The workshop was attended by about 20 enthusiastic participants, including several members of the BL staff.
Speakers and their topics were as follows:
The International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLing) is an annual conference on computational linguistics (CL) and natural language processing (NLP). The conference is intended to encourage exchange of opinions between scientists working in different areas related to computational linguistics, intelligent text and speech processing.