Musical sequence comparison for melodic and rhythmic similarities

Takashi Kadota, Masahiro Hirao, Akira Ishino, Masayuki Takeda, Ayumi Shinohara, Fumihiro Matsuo

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Abstract

We address the problem of musical sequence comparison for melodic similarity. Starting with a very simple similarity measure, we improve it step-by-step to finally obtain an acceptable measure. While the measure is still simple and has only two tuning parameters, it is better than that proposed by Mongeau and Sankoff (1990) in the sense that it can distinguish variations on a particular theme from a mixed collection of variations on multiple themes by Mozart, more successfully than the Mongeau-Sankoff measure. We also present a measure for quantifying rhythmic similarity and evaluate its performance on popular Japanese songs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 8th Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval, SPIRE 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages111-122
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)0769511929, 9780769511924
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval, SPIRE 2001 - Laguna de San Rafael, Chile
Duration: 2001 Nov 132001 Nov 15

Publication series

NameProceedings - 8th Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval, SPIRE 2001

Other

Other8th Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval, SPIRE 2001
CountryChile
CityLaguna de San Rafael
Period01/11/1301/11/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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