My favourite ISMIR 2019 papers!

This year’s ISMIR was in Delft, the Netherlands. It seems like the community is starting to realise that the technologies developed by the ISMIR community can have an impact to our society – because they are starting to work! During the first days of the conference, many conversations were focusing on exploring ways to positively impact society. On the other side, technology-wise, we have seen (i) many people studying how to use musical domain knowledge to disentangle/structure/learn useful neural representations for many music applications, and (ii) many attention-based neural architectures.

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Interspeech2019: my highlights

This was my first Interspeech, and I was interested in understanding the field from the eyes of a “speech researcher” — instead of looking at it from the music/audio perspective, that is my field of expertise. After attending to Interspeech, I realized their sensibility for languages and how diverse is the community. The best of the conference? That one of the longest slides in the world was in town.

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ISMIR 2018: highlights & new format

This was my second ISMIR, and I am super excited of being part of this amazing, diverse, and so inclusive community. It was fun to keep putting faces (and height, and weight) to these names I respect so much! This ISMIR has been very special for me, because I was returning to the city where I kicked off my academic career (5 years ago I was starting a research internship @ IRCAM!), and we won the best student paper award!

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