"A Query by Humming system allows the user to find a song by humming part of the tune. No musical training is needed. The idea is simple: you hum into the microphone, the computer records the hum and extracts certain features corresponding to the melody and rhythm characteristics, and it then compares the features to the features of the songs in the database. Finally it returns a ranked list of the songs or song segments most similar to the humming.Try the Web Demo to see how it works. Basically, anyone with a microphone can hum a few bars and the Humming Project will match the song - very cool!
The goal is to build a reliable and efficent large-scale system that collects thousands of songs and responds in seconds. Currently we are trying to improve our system's accuracy, efficiency, and scalability. This will be done by improving the time series approaches and combining useful approaches from areas such as signal processing, pattern recognition, database indexing and linguistics."
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