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Title: Query-by-Example Music Information Retrieval by Score-Informed Source Separation and Remixing Technologies
Authors: Itoyama, Katsutoshi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Goto, Masataka
Komatani, Kazunori
Ogata, Tetsuya
Okuno, Hiroshi G.
Author's alias: 糸山, 克寿
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Journal title: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
Volume: 2010
Thesis number: 172961
Abstract: We describe a novel query-by-example (QBE) approach in music information retrieval that allows a user to customize query examples by directly modifying the volume of different instrument parts. The underlying hypothesis of this approach is that the musical mood of retrieved results changes in relation to the volume balance of different instruments. On the basis of this hypothesis, we aim to clarify the relationship between the change in the volume balance of a query and the genre of the retrieved pieces, called genre classification shift. Such an understanding would allow us to instruct users in how to generate alternative queries without finding other appropriate pieces. Our QBE system first separates all instrument parts from the audio signal of a piece with the help of its musical score, and then it allows users remix these parts to change the acoustic features that represent the musical mood of the piece. Experimental results showed that the genre classification shift was actually caused by the volume change in the vocal, guitar, and drum parts.
Rights: Copyright © 2010 Katsutoshi Itoyama et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/140612
DOI(Published Version): 10.1155/2010/172961
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