Music analysis and point-set compression

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COSIATEC, SIATECCompress and Forth’s algorithm are point-set compression algorithms developed for discovering repeated patterns in music, such as themes and motives that would be of interest to a music analyst. To investigate their effectiveness and versatility, these algorithms were evaluated on three analytical tasks that depend on the discovery of repeated patterns: classifying folk song melodies into tune families, discovering themes and sections in polyphonic music, and discovering subject and countersubject entries in fugues. Each algorithm computes a compressed encoding of a point-set representation of a musical object in the form of a list of compact patterns, each pattern being given with a set of vectors indicating its occurrences. However, the algorithms adopt different strategies in their attempts to discover encodings that maximize compression.The best-performing algorithm on the folk-song classification task was COSIATEC, with a success rate of84%. On the other tasks, variants of SIATECCompress performed best, scoring 45% precision and 60% recall on the thematic analysis task, and 21% precision and 55% recall on the fugue analysis task.
TidsskriftJournal of New Music Research
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)245-270
Antal sider26
StatusUdgivet - 17 sep. 2015


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