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Learning the helix topology of musical pitch

Learning the helix topology of musical pitch

Multi-label open-set audio classification

Current audio classification models have small class vocabularies relative to the large number of sound event classes of interest in the real world. Thus, they provide a limited view of the world that may miss important yet unexpected or unknown sound events. To address this issue, open-set audio classification techniques have been developed to detect sound events from unknown classes. Although these methods have been applied to a multi-class context in audio, such as sound scene classification, they have yet to be investigated for polyphonic audio in which sound events overlap, requiring the use of multi-label models. In this study, we establish the problem of multi-label open-set audio classification by creating a dataset with varying unknown class distributions and evaluating baseline approaches built upon existing techniques.

Presented as a poster at the Workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events (DCASE 2023) held in Tampere, Finland.

Companion website for the paper
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