Perry R. Cook

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Musical genres are categorical labels created by humans to characterize pieces of music. A musical genre is characterized by the common characteristics shared by its members. These characteristics typically are related to the instrumentation, rhythmic structure, and harmonic content of the music. Genre hierarchies are commonly used to structure the large(More)
Existing audio tools handle the increasing amount of computer audio data inadequately. The typical tape-recorder paradigm for audio interfaces is inflexible and time consuming, especially for large data sets. On the other hand, completely automatic audio analysis and annotation is impossible using current techniques. Alternative solutions are semi-automatic(More)
Many songs in large music databases are not labeled with semantic tags that could help users sort out the songs they want to listen to from those they do not. If the words that apply to a song can be predicted from audio, then those predictions can be used both to automatically annotate a song with tags, allowing users to get a sense of what qualities(More)
Recent research in machine learning has focused on breaking audio spectrograms into separate sources of sound using latent variable decompositions. These methods require that the number of sources be specified in advance, which is not always possible. To address this problem, we develop Gamma Process Nonnegative Matrix Factorization (GaP-NMF), a Bayesian(More)
This paper presents a cross-platform C++ programming environment designed for rapid prototyping of music synthesis and audio processing programs. The Synthesis ToolKit offers an array of unit generators for filtering, input/output, etc., as well as examples of new and classic synthesis and effects algorithms for research, teaching, performance, and(More)
In order to represent musical content, pitch and timing information is utilized in the majority of existing work in Symbolic Music Information Retrieval (MIR). Symbolic representations such as MIDI allow the easy calculation of such information and its manipulation. In contrast, most of the existing work in Audio MIR uses timbral and beat information, which(More)