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A demonstration of hierarchical structure usage in expressive timing analysis by model selection tests

Li, S, Dixon, S and Plumbley, Mark D (2018) A demonstration of hierarchical structure usage in expressive timing analysis by model selection tests In: 37th Chinese Control Conference, CCC2018, 25-27 July 2018, Wuhan, China.


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Analysing expressive timing in performed music can help machine to perform various perceptual tasks such as identifying performers and understand music structures in classical music. A hierarchical structure is commonly used for expressive timing analysis. This paper provides a statistical demonstration to support the use of hierarchical structure in expressive timing analysis by presenting two groups of model selection tests. The first model selection test uses expressive timing to determine the location of music structure boundaries. The second model selection test is matching a piece of performance with the same performer playing another given piece. Comparing the results of model selection tests, the preferred hierarchical structures in these two model selection tests are not the same. While determining music structure boundaries demands a hierarchical structure with more levels in the expressive timing analysis, a hierarchical structure with less levels helps identifying the dedicated performer in most cases.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Li, S
Dixon, S
Plumbley, Mark
Date : 8 October 2018
DOI : 10.23919/ChiCC.2018.8483169
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Uncontrolled Keywords : Expressive timing, Hierarchical Analysis, Model Selection
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 29 May 2018 11:28
Last Modified : 06 Nov 2018 15:16

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