Archives of Acoustics, 46, 3, pp. 471–478, 2021
10.24425/aoa.2021.138139

Artificial Intelligence on the Identification of Beiguan Music

Yu-Hsin CHANG
Tainan National University of the Arts
Taiwan, Province of China

Shu-Nung YAO
National Taipei University
Taiwan, Province of China

This research determines an identification system for the types of Beiguan music – a historical, nonclassical music genre – by combining artificial neural network (ANN), social tagging, and music information retrieval (MIR). Based on the strategy of social tagging, the procedure of this research includes: evaluating the qualifying features of 48 Beiguan music recordings, quantifying 11 music indexes representing tempo and instrumental features, feeding these sets of quantized data into a three-layered ANN, and executing three rounds of testing, with each round containing 30 times of identification. The result of ANN testing reaches a satisfying correctness (97% overall) on classifying three types of Beiguan music. The purpose of this research is to provide a general attesting method, which can identify diversities within the selected non-classical music genre, Beiguan. The research also quantifies significant musical indexes, which can be effectively identified. The advantages of this method include improving data processing efficiency, fast MIR, and evoking possible musical connections from the high-relation result of statistical analyses.
Keywords: artificial neural network; Beiguan music; music information retrieval; social tagging
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