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    New Freesound tag recommendation online experiment


    Dear Freesounders,

    some of you will already know that as part of my research and dvelopment in Freesound I'm working on a tag recommendation system for Freesound. The goal of this system is to make it easier for you to tag your sounds and at the same time to try to get more comprehensive and coherent tags. The better the sounds are described, the better the search engine will work wink

    One year ago I opened an online experiment and many of you participated and helped me a lot with your feedback.
    Since then, I've been working on a new version of the tag recommendation system which introduces some radical changes that I think will be very useful. For that reason, I'm now starting a new online experiment and I'd like to have your collaboration again smile

    This experiment is called Freesound tagging experiment 2, and in it you'll have to annotate a total of 15 sounds. In the experiment, not all of the participants will be using the new interface to annotate these sounds, but this is part of the experiment (so don't be surprised if you only see the typical tag recommendation interface).
    After the experiment is finished, I will deploy a beta-testing version of the new interface so those who could not try it this time, will be able to do it later.

    You'll find the experiment in this link: http://labs.freesound.org/tagrecommendation/

    You can reply to this forum post if you have suggestions or ideas you want to comment on. However, on a later stage, I plan to open a forum conversation to discuss about specific aspects of the design of the system which I think will greatly benefit of your input.

    So that is all for the moment, thank you very very very much in advance for your participation.
    I hope you find the experiment interesting!

    EDIT: Thank you all for participating! The experiment has been closed now with almost 200 participants! We really appreciate your effort smile Expect some more related news soon...

    frederic
    the freesound team
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    I cannot hear sounds in the experiment form. I am forced to open the image and search for the sound id on freesound to listen to it. Chromium on Linux. 36.0.1985.125 (Developer Build 283153)

    [false alarm, see next post] It seems like it is possible to insert a non-categorized tag at the beginning but as soon as I add a category, i can only add tags related to the last opened category.[false alarm over]

    I wish freesound had a tagging input system equal to youtube, where space would not separate tags but instead , or enter/return would.

    I recently started writing tags down during the editing of sounds as comma separated lists in the metadata and will probably not have time to use a complex tagging system for my uploads.

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    Hi qubodup,

    qubodup wrote:
    It seems like it is possible to insert a non-categorized tag at the beginning but as soon as I add a category, i can only add tags related to the last opened category.

    Can you elaborate a bit more on that? I've tested the system on chrome/firefox/safari in windows/linux/mac and I've not been able to reproduce this issue you mention.

    frederic
    the freesound team
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    qubodup wrote:
    It seems like it is possible to insert a non-categorized tag at the beginning but as soon as I add a category, i can only add tags related to the last opened category.

    This has either been fixed or (more likely) I couldn't tell the green and yellow backgrounds apart and my report was wrong, sorry.

    Sound playback does work in the experiment in Firefox 30.0.


    I'd suggest a different description text color and that the tag overlay shouldn't disappear if the browser loses focus.

    By the way, if anybody is curious but doesn't have the time to test YouTube's tag function, I made a short simple video of the interface: http://youtu.be/w6rGpPLOt_U

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    hi what about social tagging?
    if i search for "cello", there are various "cello"
    i'd like more tiny textural electroaccorstic, but this is more like artificial ,would be good for dnb. this has great melodic aspect that would be better to get pop tune etc
    thanks

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    Thank you for the site... and for the 'experiment' move to 2.0.
    This is a very good way to handle up-grading the site.
    Best of luck to continued success.

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    Thank you for the site

    very good smile

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    I haven't read any of the comments, as I'm trying to make this quick since I'm at work smile But having a geolocation tag would be great! That way if someone wanted to listen to a rushing river from a particular part of the world (for background birds, languages, etc.) that would be very great! Then one way to search could be by an interactive map.

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    I would like the new system to be able to search by License Type (both by inclusion and/or exclusion).

    That way, for example, I can eliminate all of the sound files that are not commercially useable, saving myself a lot time.

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    ChildrensAuthor wrote:
    I would like the new system to be able to search by License Type (both by inclusion and/or exclusion).

    That way, for example, I can eliminate all of the sound files that are not commercially useable, saving myself a lot time.

    That can already be filtered. When I do a search for a type of sound, the license types that are available appear on the right side under the label licenses in red.

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    As a new user, I truly thank you for the advice, OnlyTheGhosts. You described the method well, and I believe that I fully understand it. Basically, I can still get the results I need using it, but it will take two searches instead of just one search.

    For example, when I wish to search for only commercially useable sound files, I should just run my search query twice - once for the “Attribution” licensed sound files, and then again for the “Creative Commons 0” license sound files.

    I’ll grant you, it is a way around my single-step approach of using an elimination of a category (or categories) in the search criteria window itself to get a bigger list of results in only one search. Nonetheless, your advice is extremely helpful using the current search system, and I appreciate it. So thanks again.

    It is great to see people willing to help out a new member.

    Sincerely,
    ChildrensAuthor

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    You're welcome (^_^)

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    hey everyone.im an amateur producer and i need a voice for my tekstyle music im producing..
    please help me with the voice that says:
    'basement projekt'
    and
    'lets get fucking crazy'

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    hola people

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    Hey guys, love this site. I'll tell you guys what I do when I'm tagging a sound, I open another window of freesound and copy and paste tags from those tag blobs... works ok but i'm sure there probably is a more effecient way. Also, when I am tagging a sound, some tag recommendations pop up at the bottom, but.. sometimes they go away once you've just inputed a certain tag. That to me is strange. Probably coding thing. Imo, leave all those tags and as many as possible so I dont have to be going back and forth from another page.

    Also, a Search recommendation that I messaged somebody recently. I think the search could be more comprehensive. Sometimes if you put too many words in the search nothing comes up, and in other search engines the opposite happens. I'm thinking that should be fixed. The thing that I thought of was to put a button on the side of the search box called 'Advanced'. And in that advanced tab that will pop down is a set of other options you could chose to find sounds. Options such as: Bpm, Key, Chord, Length, Frequency span, Stereo image or pan image, and a few more that I can't think of at the moment.

    Other than that, kick ass site!!

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