A melody-retrieval system on parallelized computers

Tomonari Sonoda, Toshiya Ikenaga, Kana Shimizu, Yoichi Muraoka

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This paper describes a method for a WWW-based melody-retrieval system, takes a melody sung by a user as a search clue and sent over the Internet and uses it to retrieve the song's title from a music database of standard MIDI files(SMF). It was difficult to build a melody-retrieval service with a large database and with a lot of user accesses since it was quite difficult to build a system which could achieve both quick search and high matching accuracy. We propose a method of a scalable melody-retrieval system which achieves 70% matching accuracy against more than 20, 000 pieces of music and its search time is within a few seconds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntertainment Computing
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Applications - IFlP 1st International Workshop on Entertainment Computing, IWEC 2002
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781475751536
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventIFIP 1st International Workshop on Entertainment Computing, IWEC 2002 - Makuhari, Japan
Duration: 2002 May 142002 May 17

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


ConferenceIFIP 1st International Workshop on Entertainment Computing, IWEC 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management


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