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A multi -dimensional entropy model of jazz improvisation for music information retrieval


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

Jazz improvisation provides a case context for examining information in music; entropy provides a means for representing music for retrieval. Entropy measures are shown to distinguish between different improvisations on the same theme, thus demonstrating their potential for representing jazz information for analysis and retrieval. The calculated entropy measures are calibrated against human representation by means of a case study of an advanced jazz improvisation course, in which synonyms for "entropy" are frequently used by the instructor. The data sets are examined for insights in music information retrieval, music information behavior, and music representation.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Information systems;
Library science;
Music
Classification
0723: Information systems
0399: Library science
0413: Music
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts, Entropy, Information theory, Jazz improvisation, Music analysis, Music information retrieval
Title
A multi -dimensional entropy model of jazz improvisation for music information retrieval
Author
Simon, Scott J.
Number of pages
196
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0158
Source
DAI-A 67/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542519215
Advisor
O'Connor, Brian C.
University/institution
University of North Texas
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3206107
ProQuest document ID
305428008
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305428008
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