On the use of perceptual properties for melody estimation

Wei Hsiang Liao, Alvin W.Y. Su, Chunghsin Yeh, Axel Roebel

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Abstract

This paper is about the use of perceptual principles for melody estimation. The melody stream is understood as generated by the most dominant source. Since the source with the strongest energy may not be perceptually the most dominant one, it is proposed to study the perceptual properties for melody estimation: loudness, masking effect and timbre similarity. The related criteria are integrated into a melody estimation system and their respective contributions are evaluated. The effectiveness of these perceptual criteria is confirmed by the evaluation results using more than one hundred excerpts of music recordings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2011
Pages141-146
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2011 - Paris, France
Duration: 2011 Sep 192011 Sep 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2011

Other

Other14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2011
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period11-09-1911-09-23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing

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Liao, W. H., Su, A. W. Y., Yeh, C., & Roebel, A. (2011). On the use of perceptual properties for melody estimation. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2011 (pp. 141-146). (Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2011).