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Sunday, August 3, 2003


Via the German Web-Stalker:

“It’s an all-too familiar situation: You only need to hear a few bars of music on the radio for the song to get stuck in your mind. Then, when you’re under the shower or wait in line at the supermarket, you can’t stop whistling the catchy melody to yourself. (...)

It would all be much easier if you could search an archive capable of responding to your whistling, singing or humming by delivering the requested song.
This is not a distant dream anymore. Now it’s possible to perform a query to a search engine which uses a melody representation according to the new MPEG-7 Audio Standard. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS have recently come up with a system for melody recognition, the ’Query by Humming’ application.”
Query by Humming


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