General-purpose tagging of Freesound audio with AudioSet labels: Task Description, Dataset and Baseline

Eduardo Fonseca
Frederic Font
Dan Ellis
Xavier Favory
Jordi Pons
Xavier Serra
Proceedings of the Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events 2018 Workshop (DCASE2018) (to appear)


This paper describes Task 2 of the DCASE 2018 Challenge, titled ``General-purpose audio tagging of Freesound content with AudioSet labels''. This task was hosted on the Kaggle platform as ``Freesound General-Purpose Audio Tagging Challenge''. The goal of the task is to build an audio tagging system that can recognize the category of an audio clip from a subset of 41 heterogeneous categories drawn from the AudioSet Ontology. We present the task, the dataset prepared for the competition, and a baseline system.

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