Conference Paper

Towards Structural Alignment of Folk Songs.

Conference: ISMIR 2008, 9th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, September 14-18, 2008
Source: DBLP


We describe an alignment-based similarity framework for folk song variation research. The framework makes use of phrase and meter information encoded in Hum- drum scores. Local similarity measures are used to compute match scores, which are combined with gap scores to form increasingly larger alignments and higher-level similarity values. We discuss the effects of some similarity measures on the alignment of four groups of melodies that are variants of each other.

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