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Publication . Conference object . 2014

Machine-extracted eye gaze features

how well do they correlate to sight-reading abilities of piano players?
Bogdan Hoanca; Timothy C. Smith; Kenrick Mock;
Published: 26 Mar 2014
Publisher: ACM
Skilled piano players are able to decipher and play a musical piece they had never seen before (a skill known as sight-reading). For a sample of 23 piano players of various abilities we consider the correlation between machine-extracted gaze path features and the overall human rating. We find that correlation values (between machine-extracted gaze features and overall human ratings) are statistically similar to correlation values between human-extracted task-related ratings (e.g., note accuracy, error rate) and overall human ratings. These high correlation values suggest that an eye tracking-enabled computer could help students assess their sight-reading abilities, and could possibly advise students on how to improve. The approach could be extended to any musical instrument. For keyboard players, a MIDI keyboard with the appropriate software to provide information about note accuracy and timing could complement feedback from an eye tracker to enable more detailed analysis and advice.
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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Musical instrument Psychology Gaze Sight-reading Word error rate Multimedia computer.software_genre computer Cognitive psychology Eye tracking MIDI computer.file_format Piano Correlation

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