ABSTRACT

This chapter introduces the regression approach to MER, which is one of the earliest and most widely adopted techniques for dimensional MER. The regression approach is also applicable to music emotion variation detection (MEVD) and categorical MER. In fact, it is the root of many other computational models for dimensional MER, including those described in the subsequent chapters. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the regression approach is a prerequisite to the study of advanced dimensional MER systems.