Alexander Schindler

Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology
Information and Software Engineering Group

email: schindler@ifs.tuwien.ac.at

Favoritenstraße 9-11/188
A-1040 Wien
Austria

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AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Safety & Security Department
Information Management
Next-Generation Content Management Systems

email: alexander.schindler@ait.ac.at

Research Center Seibersdorf
A-2444 Seibersdorf
Austria

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Team Member

Background

Research Interests


Academic Research

  • Audio-Visual Analysis of Music
    • Color, Motion, Aesthetics
  • Music Video Information Retrieval (MIR)
    • Artist Identification
    • Genre Classification
    • Mood/Affect Recognition
    • Similarity Retrieval
    • Music Video Benchmarking
  • Music Information Retrieval (MIR)
    • Similarity Retrieval
    • Music Benchmarking
    • Automatic Playlist Generation

Non-Academic Research

  • Music Information Retrieval
    • Score Following
    • Audio-Midi Synchronization
  • Image Processing
    • Object Detection
    • Scene Recognition
    • High Performance Image Processing
  • Digital Preservation
    • Document Image Processing
    • Near Duplicate Detection in Image Collections

Teaching


Supervision of student projects

Supervision of praktika, bachelor theses, etc. Topics in the field of Music Information Retrieval. See Topics for practical works and theses in the Music Information Retrieval domain

Lectures

Projects and Activities

MusicBricks

Make MIR Technology Accessible for Music Content Creators

The goal of the European project MusicBricks is to facilitate the transfer of new musical technologies from major European research centers specialized in the domain to small digital creation companies. The project involves the creation of programming interfaces, of graphic and tangible user interfaces, the development of an ecosystem based on events during Music Tech Fest and in selected technology incubators to prepare access to the market.

Europeana Sounds

Searching and indexing the Europeana sound archive

Europeana Sounds creates a much-needed gateway to Europeӳ incomparably rich sound and music collections. Many of Europeӳ leading cultural heritage institutions have large, high quality audio collections which have great value for a wide range of general and professional audiences, but access to them is fragmented and constrained. So while audio is one of the most popular media types available through Europeana (equally true of the Web as a whole), it represents just 2% of Europeana overall. This project will bring together for the first time major European audio collections and specialist technologists to solve the problem.

LifeCLEF 2014

The New Lab of CLEF Dedicated To Life Media

The LifeCLEF lab proposes to evaluate these challenges in the continuity of the image-based plant identification task that was run within ImageCLEF lab during the last three years with an increasing number of participants. It will however radically enlarge the evaluated challenge towards multimodal data by (i) considering birds and fish in addition to plants (ii) considering audio and video contents in addition to images (iii) scaling-up the evaluation data to hundreds of thousands of life media records and thousands of living species.

SCAPE

SCALable Preservation Environments

The SCAPE project (Integrated Project (FP7)) will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation in three ways: by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions; by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows and by integrating these components with a policy-based preservation planning and watch system.

CHORUS+

CHORUS+ Network of Audio-Visual Media Search

CHORUS+ objective is to coordinate national and international projects and initiatives in the Search-engine domain and to extend this Coordination in non-European countries.

Clubmixer

A cross platform, client-server based audio framework

The Clubmixer Framework is a client-server based audio framework focused on rapid prototyping and experimenting. The open-source framework especially contributes to the development of content-based querying and retrieval, collaborative filtering, music recommendation, playlist generation and music summarization.

Publications

2015

[LS15]
Thomas Lidy, Alexander Schindler and Michela Magas. MusicBricks: Connecting Digital Creators to the Internet of Music Things. In ERCIM News, Number 101, April 2015. [ bib| pdf ]
[SR15]
Alexander Schindler and Andreas Rauber. An audio-visual approach to music genre classification through affective color features. In Proceedings of the 37th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR'15), Vienna, Austria, March 29 - April 02 2015. [ bib| pdf ]

2014

[Sch14]
Alexander Schindler. A picture is worth a thousand songs: Exploring visual aspects of music. In Proceedings of the 1st International Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop (DLfM 2014), London, UK, September 12 2014. [ bib| pdf ]
[GSHM14]
Roman Graf, Alexander Schindler, and Reinhold Huber-Mörk. A fuzzy logic based expert system for quality assurance of document image collections. In International Journal of Arts & Sciences IJAS 2014 to appear, Valetta, Malta, March 2-6 2014. [ bib| pdf ]

2013

[GHMSS13]
Roman Graf, Reinhold Huber-Mörk, Alexander Schindler, and Sven Schlarb. Duplicate detection approaches for quality assurance of document image collections. In Proceedings of the International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'13) to appear, Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg, October 28-31 2013. [ bib| pdf ]
[SHM13]
Alexander Schindler and Reinhold Huber-Moerk. Towards objective quality assessment in digital image collections. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Open Research Challenges in Digital Preservation (ORC'13) to appear, Lisbon, Portugal, September 6 2013. [ bib| pdf ]
[SR13]
Alexander Schindler and Andreas Rauber. A music video information retrieval approach to artist identification. In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR2013) to appear, Marseille, France, October 14-18 2013. [ bib| pdf ]
[HMS13a]
Reinhold Huber-Moerk and Alexander Schindler. Automatic classification of defect page content in scanned document collections. In Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA 2013) to appear, Trieste, Italy, September 4-6 2013. [ bib ]
[SCM+13]
Sven Schlarb, Peter Cliff, Peter May, William Palmer, Matthias Hahn, Reinhold Huber-Moerk, Alexander Schindler, Rainer Schmidt, and Johan van der Knijff. Quality assured image file format migration in large digital object repositories. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Digital Preservation (IPres2013) to appear, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2-5 2013. [ bib| pdf ]
[HMS13b]
Reinhold Huber-Moerk and Alexander Schindler. A keypoint based approach for content characterization in document collections. In Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC'13) to appear, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, July 29-31 2013. [ bib| pdf ]

2012

[SR12]
Alexander Schindler and Andreas Rauber. Capturing the temporal domain in echonest features for improved classification effectiveness. In Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 24-25 2012. Springer. [ bib | .pdf ]
[RSS+12]
Andreas Rauber, Alexander Schindler, Nicu Sebe, Henning Mller, Shara Monteleone, Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Spiros Nikolopoulos, Alexis Joly, and Henri Gouraud. Latest trends in multimedia search computing. In Nicu Sebe, editor, Latest Trends in Multimedia Search Computing (Media Search Cluster White Paper). European Commission - Infomation Society and Media, December 2012. [ bib | .pdf ]
[HMSS12]
Reinhold Huber-Moerk, Alexander Schindler, and Sven Schlarb. Duplicate detection for quality assurance of document image collections. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Digital Preservation (IPres2012), Toronto, Canada, October 1-5 2012. [ bib | .pdf ]
[GHMS12]
Roman Graf, Reinhold Huber-Moerk, and Alexander Schindler. An expert system for quality assurance of document image collections. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Cultural Heritage (EuroMed2012), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lemesos, Cyprus, October 29 - November 3 2012. Springer. [ bib | .pdf ]
[SMR12]
Alexander Schindler, Rudolf Mayer, and Andreas Rauber. Facilitating comprehensive benchmarking experiments on the million song dataset. In Proceedings of the 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2012), pages 469-474, Porto, Portugal, October 8-12 2012. [ bib | .pdf ]
[HMS12]
Reinhold Huber-Moerk and Alexander Schindler. Quality assurance for document image collections in digital preservation. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (ACIVS 2012), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Brno, Czech Republic, September 4-7 2012. Springer. [ bib | .pdf ]

2011

[Sch11]
Alexander Schindler. Million song dataset integration into the clubmixer framework. In Proceedings of the 12th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2011), Miami, USA, October 24-28 2011. [ bib | .pdf ]
[GHMS11]
Roman Graf, Reinhold Huber-Moerk, and Alexander Schindler. Quality assurance for scalable braille web service using human interaction by a computer vision system. In Post-conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2011), Kos Island, Greece, September 29 2011. [ bib | .pdf ]

2010

[SR10]
Alexander Schindler and Andreas Rauber. Clubmixer: A presentation platform for mir projects. In Marcin Detyniecki, Peter Knees, Andreas Nürnberger, Markus Schedl, and Sebastian Stober, editors, Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval. Context, Exploration and Fusion Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval. Context, Exploration and Fusion, volume 6817 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Linz, Austria, August 17-18 2010. Springer. [ bib | .pdf ]
[Sch10]
Alexander Schindler. Quality of Service Driven Workflows - within the Microsoft .NET Environment. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, June 2010. [ bib ]

2009

[Sch09]
Alexander Schindler. Quality of service driven workflows within the microsoft .net environment. Master's thesis, Vienna University of Technology, 2009. [ bib | .pdf ]