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In the past years, network theory has successfully characterized the interaction among the constituents of a variety of complex systems, ranging from biological to technological, and social systems. However, up until recently, attention was almost exclusively given to networks in which all components were treated on equivalent footing, while neglecting all(More)
Many biological and man-made networked systems are characterized by the simultaneous presence of different sub-networks organized in separate layers, with links and nodes of qualitatively different types. While during the past few years theoretical studies have examined a variety of structural features of complex networks, the outstanding question is(More)
The emergence of dynamical abrupt transitions in the macroscopic state of a system is currently a subject of the utmost interest. The occurrence of a first-order phase transition to synchronization of an ensemble of networked phase oscillators was reported, so far, for very particular network architectures. Here, we show how a sharp, discontinuous(More)
This extended abstract briefly outlines our submission to the audio cover song identification task run inside the 2009 music information retrieval evaluation exchange (MIREX). We very briefly introduce cover song identification, give an overview of the submitted system, and comment on the evaluation procedure (specially on the used music collections) and(More)
The task of identifying cover songs has formerly been studied in terms of a prototypical query retrieval framework. However, this framework is not the only one the task allows. In this article, we revise the task of identifying cover songs to include the notion of sets (or groups) of covers. In particular, we study the application of unsupervised clustering(More)
The use of community detection algorithms is explored within the framework of cover song identification, i.e. the automatic detection of different audio renditions of the same underlying musical piece. Until now, this task has been posed as a typical query-by-example task, where one submits a query song and the system retrieves a list of possible matches(More)
We introduce a novel method to represent time independent, scalar data sets as complex networks. We apply our method to investigate gene expression in the response to osmotic stress of Arabidopsis thaliana. In the proposed network representation, the most important genes for the plant response turn out to be the nodes with highest centrality in(More)