Barry Vercoe

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Identifying a musical work from a melodic fragment is a task that most people are able to accomplish with relative ease. For some time now researchers have worked to give computers this ability as well, as it would be the cornerstone of any query-by-humming system. To accomplish this, it is reasonable to study how humans are able to perform this task, and(More)
Automatic music classification is essential for implementing efficient music information retrieval systems; meanwhile, it may shed light on the process of human’s music perception. This paper describes our work on the classification of folk music from different countries based on their monophonic melodies using hidden Markov models. Music corpora of Irish,(More)
The MPEG-4 standard, which will be published in October 1998, contains extensive provisions for sound synthesis as well as traditional methods of audio compression. At the heart of MPEG-4 Structured Audio, the sound-synthesis framework, is a new music-synthesis language called SAOL. This language, based on the Music-N model, is specified and defined fully(More)
The emergence of digital music on the Internet requires new information retrieval methods adapted to specific characteristics and needs. While music retrieval based on the text information, such as title, composers, or subject classification, has been implemented in many existing systems, retrieval of a piece of music based on musical content, especially an(More)
A computer system is described which performs polyphonic transcription of known solo piano music by using high-level musical information to guide a signal-processing system. This process, which we term expressive performance extraction, maps a digital audio representation of a musical performance to a MIDI representation of the same performance using the(More)
Structured audio representations are semantic and symbolic descriptions that are useful for ultralow-bit-rate transmission, flexible synthesis, and perceptually based manipulation and retrieval of sound. We present an overview of techniques for transmitting and synthesizing sound represented in structured format, and for creating structured representations(More)
Computational audition has always been a subject of multiple theories. Unfortunately very few place audition in the grander scheme of perception, and even fewer facilitate formal and robust definitions as well as efficient implementations. In our work we set forth to address these issues. We present mathematical principles that unify the objectives of lower(More)