LyQ - An Emotion-aware Music Player

David Chawei Hsu, Jane Yung-jen Hsu

This paper introduces LyQ, a sensible music player that may change the way you experience music. Music listening will no longer be passive like the radio, nor manipulative like hand-picked tunes on your stereo. LyQ provides music-on-demand based on a single line of input in natural language to describe what you want for the moment. For example, enter "I am throwing a dance party tonight!", and LyQ will recommend the best selections from your music library suitable for playing at your party. To sense the emotion of a musical piece, LyQ analyzes its melody, lyrics, and metadata. In particular, the current implementation conducts textual analysis with commonsense technology. This paper presents the overall design of LyQ as well as a brief overview of various emotion representations, commonsense technology, and development tools.

Subjects: 1.1 Art And Music; 5. Common Sense Reasoning

Submitted: May 18, 2006

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