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Musical data mining for electronic music distribution

Pachet, F and Westermann, G and Laigre, D (2001) Musical data mining for electronic music distribution. In: First International Conference on Web Delivering of Music, 2001. Proceedings. :. IEEE COMPUTER SOC, LOS ALAMITOS, pp. 101-106. ISBN 0-7695-1284-4

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Music classification is a key ingredient for electronic music distribution. Because of the lack of standards in music classification - or the lack of enforcement of existing standards - there is a huge amount Of unclassified titles of music in the world. In this paper we propose a method of classification based on musical data mining technique based on co-occurrence and correlation analysis that can be used for classification. It gives a new approach of similarity between several titles of music or several artists. We study large corpora of textual information referring titles of music or artists whose names are decided by humans without particular constraints other than readability, and draw various hypotheses concerning the natural similarities that emerge from these corpora. Based on a clustering technique, we show that interesting groups can reveal specific music genres and allow classifying titles of music in a kind of objective manner.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 50901
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 08 Nov 2011 15:12
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 04:26
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