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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2018.090104
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 9 Issue 1, 2018.
Abstract: The research presented in this paper aims to automatically detect the singing voice in traditional Tunisian music, taking into account the main characteristics of the sound of the voice in this particular music style. This means creating the possibility to automatically identify instrumental and singing sounds. Therefore different methods for the automatic classification of sounds using supervised learning algorithms were compared and evaluated. The research is divided into four successive stages. First, the extraction of features vectors from the audio tracks (through calculation of the parameters of sound perception) followed by the selection and transformation process of relevant features for singing/instrumental discrimination. Then, using learning algorithms, the instrumental and vocal classes were modeled from a manually annotated database. Finally, the evaluation of the decision-making process (indexing) was applied on the test part of the database. The musical databases used for this study consists of extracts from the national sound archives of Centre of Mediterranean and Arabic Music (CMAM) and recordings made especially for this research. The possibility to index audio data (classify/segment) into vocal and instrumental recognition allows for the retrieval of content-based information of musical databases.
Wissem Ziadi, “Voice Detection in Traditionnal Tunisian Music using Audio Features and Supervised Learning Algorithms” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 9(1), 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2018.090104