Publication Type: Journal Article
Source: Applied Intelligence, Volume 14, Number 1, p.115-129 (2001)
In this paper we present an extension of an existing system, called SaxEx, capable of generating expressive musical performances based on Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) techniques. The previous version of SaxEx used pre-fixed criteria within the differnet CBR steps and, therefore, threre was no room for user interaction. This paper discusses the necessity of user interaction during the CBR process and how this decision enhances the capabilities and the usability of the system. The set of evaluation experiments conducted show the advantages of SaxEx's new interactive functionality, particularly for future educational applications of the system.