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Projekt Quebex: A Query by Example System for Audio Retrieval

Thoshkahna, Balaji and Ramakrishnan, KR (2005) Projekt Quebex: A Query by Example System for Audio Retrieval. In: IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 2005. ICME 2005, 06-06 July, pp. 265-268.


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This paper describes an audio retrieval system, Quebex, that works on raw audio data. The system is able to retrieve songs that are rhythmically and timbrewise similar from a database of 700 songs. A new algorithm is proposed that attempts to match two songs temporally in terms of timbre, using a simple dynamic time warping algorithm. A sieving technique is used to eliminate unlikely candidates from further processing and a ranking system among the rhythm, spectral and temporal features is used to retrieve songs. Initial results have shown great promise for the approach as it retrieves remixes and dubbed songs within the top 10 retrievals.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/4043

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