Music Tagging

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:

“Music Tagging”
By Ryan Curtin

October 5th 2011, 7:00 PM
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 2456
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Most people have large music libraries these days, but shamefully there is commonly little or inconsistent metadata.  This shouldn’t be the case,  especially because modern tools have made this task simple.  The presenter, a dyed-in-the-wool music tagging zealot, will introduce the concepts behind music tagging, why it is important, and how to do it effectively.  Batch tagging tools such as Ex Falso, Easytag, eyeD3, and Picard will be covered.  The last of those, Picard, is automatic tagging software, and can be used with almost no work at all.  By the end of the presentation, you should be able to manage a large music database (hundreds of gigabytes to terabytes) correctly with correct metadata. In addition, for those who are interested, a quick overview of the state of the art in music information technology and the uses of that technology in open source (playlist generation, similarity measures, and so forth).

About the presenter:
Ryan Curtin is a Ph.D. student in the field of machine learning.  He has claims to have no interesting biographical trivia.