Song Emotion Recognition: a Performance Comparison Between Audio Features and Artificial Neural Networks



Deep learning, Neural networks, Emotion recognition, Digital signal processing, Music Information Retrieval


When songs are composed or performed, there is often an intent by the singer/songwriter of expressing feelings or emotions through it. For humans, matching the emotiveness in a musical composition or performance with the subjective perceptiveness of an audience can be quite challenging. Fortunately, the machine learning approach to this problem is simpler. Usually, it takes a data-set, from which audio features are extracted to present this information to a data-driven model, which will, in turn, train predicting the highest probability of an input song matching a target emotion. In this paper, we studied the most common features and models used in recent publications to tackle this problem, revealing which ones are best suited for a cappella songs.


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Benevenuto Valadares, P. ., Rosero Jácome, K. G., dos Santos, A. N., & Sanches Masiero, B. (2022). Song Emotion Recognition: a Performance Comparison Between Audio Features and Artificial Neural Networks. Revista Eletrônica De Iniciação Científica Em Computação, 20(4). Recuperado de