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Music summary generation

Automatic audio and visual summary generation of a music piece from signal analysis.

Automatic Music summary generation brings two new dimensions to users for fast music browsing:
- A visual representation presenting clearly the different part of music piece (for instance phrase and verse) and the parts, which are similar.

- A sound "remix" which generate a short audio summary (for instance 10 seconds for a 3 minutes title), which is not just the addition of the most recurrent parts but a real combination of them giving a "global view" of the piece.

This technology is expected to bring new usage not only in term of music consumption (faster browsing before purchase) but also in terms of new personal publishing and creative tools.

Reported by

IRCAM - Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique
1, place Igor Stravinsky
75004 Paris
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