TitleEvolutionary optimization of music performance annotation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsGrachten M, Arcos JLluis, de Mántaras RLópez
EditorWiil UKock
Conference NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Pagination347 - 358

In this paper we present an enhancement of edit distance based music performance annotation. The annotation captures musical expressivity not only in terms of timing deviations but also represents e.g. spontaneous note ornamentation. To reduce the number of errors in automatic performance annotation, some optimization is essential. We have taken an evolutionary approach to optimize the parameter values of cost functions of the edit distance. Automatic optimization is desirable since manual parameter tuning is unfeasible when more than a few performances are taken into account. The validity of the optimized parameter settings is shown by assessing their error-percentage on a test set