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Methodology and conventions for the latent semiotic annotation of music structure

Frédéric Bimbot 1 Emmanuel Deruty 1 Gabriel Sargent 1 Emmanuel Vincent 1
1 METISS - Speech and sound data modeling and processing
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
Abstract : This document proposes and describes guidelines for the annotation of music structure into elementary units called semiotic blocks, reflecting high-level and high-scale similarities across the music piece. The annotation process requires both the localization of block boundaries (segmentation) and the determination of block classes (labeling). The proposed methodology is based on concepts and principles inspired and adapted from semiology. It combines elements resulting from the analysis of internal properties forming systems within blocks (morphological analysis), from the characterization of distinctive properties across blocks (paradigmatic analysis) and from the location and context of blocks within the music piece (syntagmatic analysis). The implementation of these principles has resulted in a set of notations which are also developed in the document.
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Frédéric Bimbot, Emmanuel Deruty, Gabriel Sargent, Emmanuel Vincent. Methodology and conventions for the latent semiotic annotation of music structure. 2012. ⟨hal-00676509⟩



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