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Spectral Clustering for Pattern Discovery (The McFee Hack, Part 2)

Authors Oriol Nieto, Brian McFee
Affiliation New York University


We modified the Spectral Clustering algorithm such that it identifies musical patterns (motives, sections, segments) of a piece.


It works like this:

  • Obtain segments from a small scale layer (e.g. m > 8) using spectral clustering.
  • Filter segments by keeping the repeated ones only (by using the label information).
  • Repeat for N layers
  • Aggregate patterns, because overlap is allowed in pattern discovery.

Spectral Clustering on Come Together by The Beatles for m layers:


spectral_clustering_for_pattern_discovery.txt ยท Last modified: 2014/10/26 05:19 by urinieto