PP-2014-18: Strengthening Interdisciplinarity in MIR: Four Examples of Using MIR Tools for Musicology

PP-2014-18: Honingh, Aline and Burgoyne, John Ashley and van Kranenburg, Peter and Volk, Anja (2014) Strengthening Interdisciplinarity in MIR: Four Examples of Using MIR Tools for Musicology. [Report]

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Music Information Retrieval (MIR) is a fundamentally interdisciplinary field. Nonetheless, a number of presentations at previous ISMIR conferences have noted that there are some fields to which MIR seems to have a natural connection but with which there have been relatively fewer collaborations. Musicology is one of the most commonly cited fields where there are good opportunities for more interaction with MIR, and this paper presents four examples of using fundamental MIR concepts and software tools (the MIR and MIDI toolboxes) to start such collaborations. The four examples cover a wide range of musicological periods, from religious chant to 20th-century pop music, and also a wide range of MIR techniques, from concepts based on symbolic data to audio-only methods that avoid the concept of a musical score altogether. We hope that other researchers may extend or adapt our examples to answer their own musicological questions and foster their own collaborations between MIR and musicology.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2014-18
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: music; information retrieval; musicology; computation
Subjects: Computation
Depositing User: ahoning1
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/506

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