Melodic Similarity: Concepts, Procedures, and Applications

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Walter B. Hewlett, Eleanor Selfridge-Field
MIT Press, 1998 - Music - 244 pages

This volume covers a wide range of approaches to fundamental questions about music,such as: What is similarity in music? How do we recognize it? How can we program computers torecognize it? Topics include concepts and procedures, tools and applications, human melodicjudgments, and online tools for melodic searching. The contributors draw on theoretical approachesand practical results from computer science and network models, folk-music archives andbibliographical collaborations, algorithmic composition, classical-music history, ethnomusicologyand social psychology, and case law in claims of popular music plagiarism.Contributors : DavidBainbridge, David Cope, Tim Crawford, Charles Cronin, Ewa Dahlig, Dominik Hörnel, John Howard,Costas S. Iliopoulos, Andreas Kornstädt, Rodger J. McNab, Nigel Nettheim, Donncha Ó Maidín, RajeevRaman, Helmut Schaffrath, Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Lloyd A. Smith, Ian H. Witten, MasatoYako.Computing in Musicology 11

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A Geometrical Algorithm for Melodic Difference
StringMatching Techniques for Musical Similarity
Strategies for Sorting Musical Incipits

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About the author (1998)

Walter B. Hewlett is Professor of Music at Stanford University.

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