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HIERARCHICAL CLASSIFICATION OF CARNATIC MUSIC FORMS

Ranjani, HG and Sreenivas, TV (2013) HIERARCHICAL CLASSIFICATION OF CARNATIC MUSIC FORMS. In: 14th Int. Soc. Music Information Retrieval Conf. (ISMIR),, Nov. 2013, Curitiba, Brazil.

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Abstract

We address the problem of classifying a given piece of Carnatic art music into one of its several forms recognized pedagogically. We propose a hierarchical approach for classification of these forms as different combinations of rhythm, percussion and repetitive syllabic structures. The proposed 3-level hierarchy is based on various signal pro-cessing measures and classifiers. Features derived from short term energy contours, along with formant informa-tion are used to obtain discriminative features. The statis-tics of the features are used to design simple classifiers at each level of the hierarchy. The method is validated on a subset of IIT-M Carnatic concert music database, com-prising of more than 20 hours of music. Using 10 s au-dio clips, we get an average f-ratio performance of 0.62 for the classification of the following six typesof Carnatic art music:/AlApana/, /viruttam/, /thillAna/, /krithi/, /thani-Avarthanam/and/thAnam/.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the International Society for Music Information Retrieval
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2016 05:41
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 05:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/54631

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