FMF (Fast Melody Finder): A web-based music retrieval system

Seung Min Rho, Een Jun Hwang

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As the use of digital music is getting popular, there is an increasing demand for efficient retrieval of music. To do that, an effective music indexing and natural way of querying a music should be incorporated. This paper describes the FMF system1 that designed to retrieve tunes from a database on the basis of a few notes which are drawn into a musical sheet applet or sung into a microphone. FMF system accepts both acoustic and visual input from the user, transcribes all the acoustic and common music notational inputs into specific strings such as UDR and LSR. Then, It searches an index for tunes that contain the sung pattern, or patterns similar to it. We implemented a web-based retrieval system and report on its performance through various experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-192
Number of pages14
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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