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We describe Tabla Gyan, a system capable of improvising tabla solo music, a sophisticated percussion tradition from North India. The system is based on a generative model of the qaida, a central form in tabla solo based on thematic variation. The system uses a recombinative process of variation generation, and filters the results according to rhythmic and(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate measurement of the extent skin has aged is crucial for skin aging research. Image analysis offers a quick and consistent approach for quantifying skin aging features from photographs, but is prone to technical bias and requires proper validation. METHODS Facial photographs of 75 male and 75 female North-European participants, randomly(More)
The paper describes an interactive musical system that utilizes a genetic algorithm in an effort to create inspiring collaborations between human musicians and an improvisatory robotic xylophone player. The robot is designed to respond to human input in an acoustic and visual manner, evolving a human-generated phrase population based on a similarity driven(More)
We describe a novel tempo estimation method based on decomposing musical audio into sources using principal latent component analysis (PLCA). The approach is motivated by the observation that in rhythmically complex music, some layers may be more rhythmically regular than the overall mix, thus facilitating tempo detection. Each excerpt was analyzed using(More)
We describe a series of experiments that attempt to create a content-based similarity model suitable for making recommendations about North Indian classical music (NICM). We introduce a dataset (nicm2008) consisting of 897 tracks of NICM along with substantial ground-truth annotations, including artist, predominant instrument, tonic pitch, raag, and parent(More)
We describe a system that can listen to a performance of Indian music and recognize the raag, the fundamental melodic framework that Indian classical musicians improvise within. In addition to determining the most likely raag being performed, the system displays the estimated the likelihood of each of the other possible raags, visualizing the changes over(More)
People's primary motivation for listening to music is its emotional effect. Assigning musical emotion to a song segment in a deterministic way does not work well because not all people share the same feeling for a song. The success of becoming a hit song from the same raga song among people is its musical features within the song. The subjective nature(More)
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