Masataka Goto

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This paper describes the design policy and specifications of the RWC Music Database, a music database (DB) that is available to researchers for common use and research purposes. Various commonly available DBs have been built in other research fields and have made a significant contribution to the research in those fields. The field of musical information(More)
In this paper, we describe the concept of music scene description and address the problem of detecting melody and bass lines in real-world audio signals containing the sounds of various instruments. Most previous pitch-estimation methods have had difficulty dealing with such complex music signals because these methods were designed to deal with mixtures of(More)
This paper describes the design policy and specifications of the RWC Music Database, a copyright-cleared music database (DB) compiled specifically for research purposes. Shared DBs are common in other research fields and have made significant contributions to progress in those fields. The field of music information processing, however, has lacked a common(More)
| The steep rise in music downloading over CD sales has created a major shift in the music industry away from physical media formats and towards online products and services. Music is one of the most popular types of online information and there are now hundreds of music streaming and download services operating on the World-Wide Web. Some of the music(More)
This paper describes a method for obtaining a list of chorus (refrain) sections in compact-disc recordings of popular music. The detection of chorus sections is essential for the computational modeling of music understanding and is useful in various applications, such as automatic chorus-preview functions in music browsers or retrieval systems. Most(More)
  • Masataka Goto
  • IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language…
  • 2006
This paper describes a method for obtaining a list of repeated chorus ("hook") sections in compact-disc recordings of popular music. The detection of chorus sections is essential for the computational modeling of music understanding and is useful in various applications, such as automatic chorus-preview/search functions in music listening stations, music(More)
In this paper I introduce the RWC (Real World Computing) Music Database, a copyright-cleared music database (DB) that is available to researchers as a common foundation for research. Shared DBs are common in other research fields and have made significant contributions to progress in those fields. The field of music information processing, however, has(More)
This paper describes a predominant-F0 (fundamental frequency) estimation method called PreFEst, which can detect melody and bass lines in monaural audio signals containing sounds of various instruments. While most previous methods premised mixtures of a few sounds and had difficulty dealing with such complex signals, our method can estimate the F0 of the(More)
This paper discusses the main issues in evaluating beat tracking systems and proposes a method of evaluating the accuracy of these systems’ output. Although there have been a few attempts to evaluate beat tracking systems, they have not sufficiently addressed quantitative evaluation of tracking accuracy, in particular for audio signals. Our method compares(More)