We have a paper accepted at ISMIR2021 where we introduce a new representation for melodic contour: cosine contours. The representation is motivated by an interesting observation: the principal components of melodies are shaped as cosines.
We are very happy that Marianne de Heer-Kloots is continuing as a PhD student in our lab! Welcome, Marianne!
We presented a paper at DLfM 2020 where we introduce Chant21, a Python library for working with plainchant in music21, and two large datasets, CantusCorpus and GregoBaseCorpus. In the paper we also discuss two case studies on the melodic arch hypothesis and, essentially, melodic predictability in parts of chants known as differentiae.
Phong Le successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled “Learning Vector Representations for Sentences – The Recursive Deep Learning Approach”. Committee members were Max Welling, Mirella Lapata, Marco Baroni, Raquel Fernandez and Ivan Titov.