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TuneGraph, an online visual tool for exploring melodic similarity

TuneGraph, an online visual tool for exploring melodic similarity

Walshaw, Chris ORCID: 0000-0003-0253-7779 (2015) TuneGraph, an online visual tool for exploring melodic similarity. In: 2014 DRHA - Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts: Full Paper Proceedings. DRHA, London, pp. 55-64. ISBN 9781326388584

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Abstract

This paper presents TuneGraph, an online visual tool for exploring melodic similarity. The underlying data comes from a large index of online music, all transcribed in abc notation, and TuneGraph uses a melodic similarity metric to derive a proximity graph representing similarities within the index. A rich but dense graph is built and then sparsfied weak, non-essential edges. From this a local graph is extracted for each vertex, aimed at indicating close variants of, and similar melodies to, the underlying tune represented by the vertex. Finally an interactive user interface displays each local graph on that tune's webpage, allowing the user to explore melodically similar tunes.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 2014 DRHA - Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts: Full Paper Proceedings
Additional Information: Digitial Research in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) 2014 Conference hosted at University of Greenwich. 31 August - 3 September 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural informatics; music similarity; force-directed placement; search visualisation;
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Computing & Information Systems
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Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 11:41
Selected for GREAT 2016: GREAT b
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT c
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14021

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