Development of Techniques for the Computational Modelling of Harmony

Whorley, Raymond Peter; Wiggins, Geraint; Rhodes, Christophe and Pearce, Marcus T.. 2010. 'Development of Techniques for the Computational Modelling of Harmony'. In: International Conference on Computational Creativity. Lisbon, Portugal. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This research is concerned with the development of representational and modelling techniques employed in the onstruction of statistical models of four-part harmony. Multiple viewpoint systems have been chosen to represent both surface and underlying musical structure, and it is this framework, along with Prediction by Partial Match (PPM), which will be developed during this work. Two versions of the framework are described, starting with the strictest possible application of multiple viewpoints and PPM, and then extending and generalising a little. Some implementation details are reported, as are some preliminary results.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


harmony; statistical models; machine learning; evaluation

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing > Intelligent Sound and Music Systems (ISMS)



Event Location:

Lisbon, Portugal

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Date Deposited:

21 Feb 2014 11:44

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 15:58


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