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A Manual Annotation Method For Melodic Similarity And The Study Of Melody Feature Sets

Anja Volk, Peter Van Kranenburg, Jörg Garbers, Frans Wiering, Remco C. Veltkamp, Louis P. Grijp
2008 Zenodo  
We thank musicologists Ellen van der Grijn, Mariet Kaptein and Marieke Klein for their contribution to the annotation method and for creating the annotations.  ...  This work was supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research within the WITCHCRAFT project NWO 640-003-501, which is part of the CATCH-program.  ...  SIMILARITY ANNOTATIONS The study of melodic similarity in this paper contributes to the development of a search engine for the collection of Dutch folk songs Onder de groene linde, which contains both  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1416427 fatcat:vz64zc7mtvd5xmtnle6q2azvfq

Melodic similarity among folk songs: An annotation study on similarity-based categorization in music

Anja Volk, Peter van Kranenburg
2012 Musicae Scientiae  
Global melodic features often used for the description of melodies (such as melodic contour) play a less important role.  ...  We introduce a newly developed annotation method which is used to create an annotation data set for 360 folk song melodies in 26 tune families.  ...  Tune family members can be successfully retrieved by determining the similarity of the melody to the reference melody. 4. For tune family 13, annotations concerning the feature Lyrics are missing.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1029864912448329 fatcat:scpne2eyrzgpzl5yymz5gwvnvq

Maths, Computation and Flamenco: overview and challenges [article]

José-Miguel Díaz-Báñez, Nadine Kroher
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Over the recent decade, a number of computational problems related to the automatic analysis of flamenco music have been defined and several methods addressing a variety of musical aspects have been proposed  ...  Due to its improvisational and expressive nature, its unique musical characteristics, and the fact that the genre is largely undocumented, flamenco poses a number of interesting mathematical and computational  ...  Melodic template extraction aims at approximating a the implicit underlying melodic template based on a set of interpretations of the same melody.  ... 
arXiv:2209.10970v1 fatcat:um67bipyknhkpg4y6h3uise2kq

A Comparison between Global and Local Features for Computational Classification of Folk Song Melodies

Peter van Kranenburg, Anja Volk, Frans Wiering
2013 Journal of New Music Research  
However, from an annotation study on perceived melodic similarity and human categorization in music it followed that local features of melodies are most important to classify and recognize melodies.  ...  In computational approaches to the study of variation among folk song melodies from oral culture, both global and local features of melodies have been used.  ...  Rodriguez Lo´pez (Utrecht University) for careful proof reading and suggestions. The Annotated Corpus can be obtained from the authors.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09298215.2012.718790 fatcat:zgtbjzejl5bflfzgiybbs3hfp4

Recognition of the Main Melody in a Polyphonic Symbolic Score using Perceptual Knowledge

Anders Friberg, Sven Ahlbäck
2009 Journal of New Music Research  
The resulting models predicted the correct melody in about 90% of the cases using a set of eight features. The results emphasize context as an important factor for determining the main melody.  ...  Melodic properties have been studied in several research projects, however, the differences between properties of the melody and properties of the accompaniment (nonmelodic) voices have not been addressed  ...  Acknowledgements This work was done within the project SYMIR supported by the Swedish Research Council, Grant Nr. 2005-3696.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09298210903215900 fatcat:kztcmd4hmnfhbfs7wxp52v3pbq

A review of manual and computational approaches for the study of world music corpora

Maria Panteli, Emmanouil Benetos, Simon Dixon
2018 Journal of New Music Research  
Recent advances in technology in the field of Music Information Retrieval allow for a large-scale analysis of music corpora.  ...  We review manual and computational approaches in the literature that fall within the scope of music corpus research and world music analysis.  ...  Volk and van Kranenburg (2012) developed an annotation method for 360 Dutch folk melodies including features capturing aspects of contour, rhythm, and motif similarity.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09298215.2017.1418896 fatcat:n4772shirvb2znjs7relz4qdsy

Saraga: Open Datasets for Research on Indian Art Music

Ajay Srinivasamurthy, Sankalp Gulati, Rafael Caro Repetto, Xavier Serra
2021 Empirical Musicology Review  
A part of the Saraga Carnatic collection also has multitrack recordings, making it a valuable collection for research on melody extraction, source separation, automatic mixing, and performance analysis  ...  We describe the tenets and the process of collection, annotation, and organization of the data.  ...  The authors thank Baris Bozkurt for his inputs on an earlier version of the manuscript; music experts Vignesh Ishwar and Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli for their help in annotating Saraga collections; Alastair  ... 
doi:10.18061/emr.v16i1.7641 fatcat:2sdxjpapivahblj7fmb76mfcji

From Heuristics-Based To Data-Driven Audio Melody Extraction

Juan J. Bosch, Emilia Gómez
2017 Zenodo  
Finally, we explore novel timbre, tonal and spatial features for contour characterisation, and propose a method for estimating multiple melodic lines.  ...  The identification of the melody from a music recording is a relatively easy task for humans, but very challenging for computational systems.  ...  For a given song, we start from the extracted set of contours, and compute the amount of overlap with each of the annotated melodic lines.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1120333 fatcat:4725nf75x5ds5glhoy3n2nfkea

Multi-Strategy Segmentation Of Melodies

Marcelo Enrique Rodríguez-López, Anja Volk, Dimitrios Bountouridis
2014 Zenodo  
Cue Relevance Prediction For a given set of k cue models C = {c i } 1≤i≤k , and a set of h features describing the melodies F = {f j } 1≤j≤h , we need to estimate how well a given cue model might perform  ...  The first uses the input melodic features to estimate the 'relevance' of a given cue for the perception of boundaries in the input melody, and the second merges and filters the predicted boundary locations  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1418012 fatcat:gnwxgj3svzayjgydwjc3mbqcdy

Evaluation and combination of pitch estimation methods for melody extraction in symphonic classical music

Juan J. Bosch, Ricard Marxer, Emilia Gómez
2016 Journal of New Music Research  
melody in a varied set of pieces.  ...  Additionally, we propose a simple method for combining the output of several algorithms, with promising results.  ...  help, and the anonymous reviewers for their careful reading of our manuscript and their many insightful comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09298215.2016.1182191 fatcat:wghx4laykjg5vehzw2dkavp4iy

Corpus COFLA: A research corpus for the Computational study of Flamenco Music [article]

Nadine Kroher, José-Miguel Díaz-Báñez, Joaquin Mora, Emilia Gómez
2015 arXiv   pre-print
The proposed collection of audio recordings and meta-data serves as a pool for creating annotated subsets which can be used in development and evaluation of algorithms for specific music information retrieval  ...  We showcase possible research applications in the context of computational study of flamenco music and give perspectives regarding further development of the corpus.  ...  Consequently, scores are scarce and given the high degree and complexity of melodic ornamentation of the vocal melody, manual annotations are extremely time-consuming and always involve a certain degree  ... 
arXiv:1510.04029v1 fatcat:untllubozrfnjetrcyid2el2de

Landmark Detection In Hindustani Music Melodies

Sankalp Gulati, Joan Serrà, Kaustuv K. Ganguli, Xavier Serra
2014 Proceedings of the SMC Conferences  
Occurrence of a nyās in Hindustani music melodies is an example of such a melodic landmark that we investigate in this study.  ...  For every segment, three sets of melodic features are computed: local features (L), which capture the pitch contour characteristics of the segment, contextual features (C), which capture the melodic context  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.850769 fatcat:2ayfli5gardpppuy5odrkqoucm

Modelling Folksong Melodies

Frans Wiering, Remco C Veltkamp, Jörg Garbers, Anja Volk, Peter van Kranenburg, Louis P Grijp
2009 Interdisciplinary Science Reviews  
It is the aim of the WITCHCRAFT project to design and implement methods for processing the musical content of the songs.  ...  Because of its size, composition and quality of metadata, Onder de groene linde is a unique resource for studying the musical properties of folksongs.  ...  We thank musicologists Ellen van der Grij n, Mariet Kaptein and Marieke Klein for their contribution to the annotation method and for creating the annotations.  ... 
doi:10.1179/174327909x441081 fatcat:ynij6culcjc2vgknyymd4kehcm

Calculating Similarity Of Folk Song Variants With Melody-Based Features

Ciril Bohak, Matija Marolt
2009 Zenodo  
The study of how much experts agree on a manual annotation method for melodic similarity and the study of melody feature sets is described in [14] .  ...  In [9] a method for melodic similarity of songs is presented; in [10] , a method is described which uses each extracted statistical feature for training of separate self-organising map (SOM).  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1416516 fatcat:4mzzfrjuvjckjbqnefx73eunhe

Melodic Contour and Mid-Level Global Features Applied to the Analysis of Flamenco Cantes [article]

Francisco Gómez, Joaquín Mora, Emilia Gómez, José Miguel Díaz-Báñez
2015 arXiv   pre-print
We propose the combination of manual and automatic description. First, we use a state-of-the-art automatic transcription method to account for general melodic similarity from music recordings.  ...  Second, we define a specific set of representative mid-level melodic features, which are manually labeled by flamenco experts.  ...  Therefore, whereas the low-level variables were computed by purely computational methods, mid-level variables needed manual annotation -very human annotation would be a fairer description.  ... 
arXiv:1509.04956v1 fatcat:y4y6zaixbrbezcpggp2ruur6ii
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