TitleA comparison of different approaches to melodic similarity
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsGrachten M, Arcos JLluis, de Mántaras RLópez
EditorAnagnostopoulou C., Ferrand M., Smaill A.
Conference NameMusic and artificial intelligence: Second international conference, ICMAI 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, September 12-14, 2002. Proceedings
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh, Scotland

Computing similarities in sequences of notes is a very general problem with diverse musical applications ranging from music analysis to content-based retrieval. Choosing the appropriate level of representation is a crucial issue and depends on the type of application. In this paper, we describe some experimental work comparing four different similarity assessments. We will try to explain the results and argue that these measures can be ordered in terms of abstraction.