The MUSART Testbed for Query-By-Humming Evaluation

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dc.contributor.author Roger Dannenberg en_US
dc.contributor.author William Birmingham en_US
dc.contributor.author George Tzanetakis en_US
dc.contributor.author Colin Meek en_US
dc.contributor.author Ning Hu en_US
dc.contributor.author Bryan Pardo en_US
dc.contributor.editor Holger H. Hoos en_US
dc.contributor.editor David Bainbridge en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-21T04:26:22Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-21T04:26:22Z
dc.date.issued 2003-10-26 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0-9746194-0-X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/9
dc.description.abstract Evaluating music information retrieval systems is acknowledged to be a difficult problem. We have created a database and a software testbed for the systematic evaluation of various query-by-humming (QBH) search systems. As might be expected, different queries and different databases lead to wide variations in observed search precision. "Natural" queries from two sources led to significantly lower performance than that typically reported in the QBH literature. These results point out the importance of careful measurement and objective comparisons to study retrieval algorithms. We compare string-matching, contour-matching, and hidden Markov model search algorithms in this study. An examination of scaling trends is encouraging: precision falls off very slowly as the database size increases. This trend is simple to compute and could be useful to predict performance on larger databases. en_US
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dc.language en en_US
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dc.publisher Johns Hopkins University en_US
dc.subject IR Systems and Algorithms en_US
dc.subject Digital Libraries en_US
dc.title The MUSART Testbed for Query-By-Humming Evaluation en_US
dc.type article en_US

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