Aucouturier, J.-J. and Pachet, F Finding songs that sound the same. Proceedings of IEEE Benelux Workshop on Model based Processing and Coding of Audio, November 2002 University of Leuven, Belgium Invited Talk

Sony CSL authors: Jean-Julien Aucouturier, Fran├žois Pachet


A crucial dimension of Content-based music management systems is their ability to compute automatically similarities between music titles. We propose a technique that allows users to find music titles that sound similar to songs they like. The technique relies on a modelling of the timbral characteristics of a music signal by distributions of Cepstrum coefficients. The resulting models are then compared to yield a similarity measure. The paper describes the algorithm, and proposes an evaluation of the quality of the extracted similarity measure. Additionally, we illustrate the use of this measure in two Electronic Music Distribution applications developed in the context of the European project Cuidado.

Keywords: Cuidado, Timbre, similarity


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@INPROCEEDINGS { aucouturier:02c, AUTHOR="Aucouturier, J.-J. and Pachet, F", BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of IEEE Benelux Workshop on Model based Processing and Coding of Audio", MONTH="November", NOTE="Invited Talk", ORGANIZATION="University of Leuven, Belgium", TITLE="Finding songs that sound the same", YEAR="2002", }