Date Added: Jun 2009
This paper will begin by introducing the research fields of music information retrieval and automatic music classification. The core of the paper will then be divided into two parts, the first dealing with the jMIR software suite, and the second dealing with the ACE XML file formats. jMIR is a set of free and open source software tools for automatically classifying music in a variety of ways. ACE XML is set of XML-based standardized file formats for storing and sharing the essential information that is related to automatic music classification. Although ACE XML is supported by each of the jMIR components, it is intended for use as a general standard in automatic music classification, and is not limited specifically to jMIR.