A statistical multidimensional humming transcription using phone level hidden Markov models for query by humming systems

Abstract

A new phone level hidden Markov model approach applied to human humming transcription is proposed in this research. A music note has two important attributes, i.e. pitch and duration. The proposed system generates multidimensional humming transcriptions, which contain both pitch and duration information. Query by humming provides a natural means for content-based retrieval from music databases, and this research provides a robust frontend for such an application. The segment of a note in the humming waveform is modeled by phone level hidden Markov models (HMM). The duration of the note segment is then labeled by a duration model. The pitch of the note is modeled by a pitch model using a Gaussian mixture model. Preliminary real-time recognition experiments are carried out with models trained by data obtained from eight human objects, and an overall correct recognition rate of around 84% is demonstrated.

DOI: 10.1109/ICME.2003.1220854

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@inproceedings{Shih2003ASM, title={A statistical multidimensional humming transcription using phone level hidden Markov models for query by humming systems}, author={Hsuan-Huei Shih and Shrikanth S. Narayanan and C.-C. Jay Kuo}, booktitle={ICME}, year={2003} }