Desain, P., & Honing, H. (1995). Computational models of beat induction: the rule-based approach. In G. Widmer (ed.), Working Notes: Artificial Intelligence and Music. 1-10. Montr»al: IJCAI.


This paper is a report of ongoing research on the computational modeling of beat induction. One family of rule-based beat induction models is described [Longuet-Higgins and Lee, 1982; Lee, 1985; Longuet-Higgins, 1994], along with the presentation of analysis methods that allow an evaluation of the models in terms of their in- and output spaces, abstracting from internal detail. It builds on work described in [Desain and Honing, 1994b]. The present paper elaborates these methods and presents the results obtained. It will be shown that they can be used to characterize the differences between these models, a point that was difficult to assess previously. Furthermore, the first results of using the method to improve the existing rule-based models are presented, by describing the most effective version of a specific rule, and the most effective parameter settings.

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