Symbolic Melodic Similarity
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The goal of SMS is to retrieve the most similar items from a collection of symbolic pieces, given a symbolic query, and rank them by melodic similarity. There will be only 1 task this year which comprises a set of six "base" monophonic MIDI queries to be matched against a monophonic MIDI collection.
Each system will be given a query and is asked to return the 10 most melodically similar songs from those taken from the Essen Collection (5274 pieces in the MIDI format; see ESAC Data Homepage for more information). For each of the six "base" queries, we have created four classes of error-mutations, thus the query set comprises the following query classes:
- No errors (i.e., "base")
- One note deleted
- One note inserted
- One interval enlarged
- One interval compressed
Each system will be asked to return the top ten items for each of the 30 total queries. That is to say, 6(base queries) X 5(versions) = 30 query/candidate lists to be returned.
Participation in previous years