Show simple item record Gouyon, Fabien Dixon, Simon 2019-06-18T15:56:03Z 2019-06-18T15:56:03Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation Gouyon F, Dixon S. A review of automatic rhythm description systems. Computer music journal. 2005;29(1):34-54.
dc.identifier.issn 0148-9267
dc.description.abstract Rhythm belongs with harmony, melody and timbre as one of the most fundamental aspects of music. Sound by its very nature is temporal, and in its most generic sense, the word \textit{rhythm} is used to refer to all of the temporal aspects of a musical work, whether represented in a score, measured from a performance, or existing only in the perception of the listener. In order to build a computer system capable of intelligently processing music, it is essential to design representation formats and processing algorithms for the rhythmic content of the music. Computer systems reported in the literature offer different interpretations of the words ``automatic rhythm description'' as they address diverse applications such as tempo induction, beat tracking, quantisation of performed rhythms, meter induction and characterisation of intentional timing deviations. Although some rhythmic concepts are consensual, no single representation of rhythm has been devised which would be suitable for all applications. In this paper, we propose a unifying framework for automatic rhythm description systems, and review existing systems with respect to the functional units of the proposed framework.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by the EU project FP6-507142 (SIMAC) and the national project Y99-INF sponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministryu of Education, Science and Culture in the form of a Start Research Prize. The Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence acknowledges the support of the Austrian Federal Ministries of Education, Science and Culture and of Transport, Innovationa and Technology.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MIT Press
dc.relation.ispartof Computer music journal. 2005;29(1):34-54.
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dc.title A review of automatic rhythm description systems
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.subject.keyword Musical meter
dc.subject.keyword Musical rhythm
dc.subject.keyword Computer music
dc.subject.keyword Tempo
dc.subject.keyword Periodicity
dc.subject.keyword Conference proceedings
dc.subject.keyword MIDI
dc.subject.keyword Metrical structure
dc.subject.keyword Music scores
dc.subject.keyword Acoustic data
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP6/507142
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