Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International initiatives

Associate Team VERSAMUS with the University of Tokyo

Participants : Emmanuel Vincent, Nobutaka Ito, Gabriel Sargent, Ngoc Duong, Frédéric Bimbot, Rémi Gribonval.

Duration: 3 years, starting in January 2010.

Partner: Lab#1, Department of Information Physics and Computing, the University of Tokyo (JP)

We initiated a partnership with Lab#1 of the Department of Information Physics and Computing of the University of Tokyo, led by Shigeki Sagayama and Nobutaka Ono. This collaboration was formalized as the INRIA Associate Team VERSAMUS in January 2010. The PhD of Nobutaka Ito is co-supervised by Nobutaka Ono, Emmanuel Vincent and Rémi Gribonval in this framework. A workshop was organized in Tokyo in June 2011, and a total of 5 visits were made between the two teams in 2011.

The aim of this collaboration is to investigate, design and validate integrated music representations combining many acoustic and symbolic feature levels. Tasks to be addressed include the design of a versatile Bayesian model structure, of a library of probabilistic feature models and of efficient algorithms for parameter inference and model selection. More details are available on http://versamus.inria.fr/ .