The MIREX results just got posted by Stephen Downie. Interestingly the organizers scored highest in a number of categories. To be honest, if I were a participant in a task like genre classification I’d be a bit suspicious. (Knowing the distribution of the genres before hand can be a huge advantage when designing an algorithm.)
Congratulations to Tim Pohle and Dominik Schnitzer (two very clever PhD students I once worked together with in Vienna) who scored highest in the audio similarity task. I wouldn’t be surprised if they also had one of the fastest implementations. Tim also scored second highest last year in the same task. And Dominik recently made the results of his Master’s thesis available (open source playlist generation).
Congratulations also to Joan Serrà and Emilia Gomez (a former SIMAC colleague) who scored highest in the cover song identification task.
And congratulations to everyone who participated and the organizers for managing to complete all the tasks before ISMIR!