In this paper, we propose to infer music genre embeddings from audio datasets carrying semantic information about genres. We show that such embeddings can be used for disambiguating genre tags (identification of different labels for the same genre, tag translation from a tag system to an other, inference of hierarchical taxonomies on these genre tags).

meaning discrepancy

These embeddings are built by training a deep convolutional neural network genre classifier with large audio datasets annotated with a flat tag system. We show empirically that they makes it possible to retrieve the original taxonomy of a tag system, spot duplicates tags and translate tags from a tag system to another.

Genre classifier for embeddings

This paper has been published in the proceedings of the 19th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2018).