Querying Freesound with a microphone

Gerard Roma, Xavier Serra

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On the web, searching for sounds is usually limited to text queries. This requires adding textual descriptions to each audio file, which is indexed effectively as a text document. Recent developments in browser technologies allow developers to access the audio input or microphone of the computer, enabling Query by Example (QbE) applications.
We present a demonstration system that allows users to make queries on Freesound.org by recording audio in the browser. A basic prototype is available online.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Web Audio Conference (WAC 2015)
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Web Audio Conference - Paris, France
Duration: 26 Jan 201528 Jan 2015
Conference number: 1
https://wac.ircam.fr/ (Link to Conference Details)


Conference1st Web Audio Conference
Abbreviated titleWAC 2015
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