Document Type

Theses, Ph.D


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Computer Sciences

Publication Details

Sucessfully submitted for the Award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) to the Technological University Dublin, June, 2009.


The work presented in this thesis is validated in experiments using 130 realworld field recordings of traditional music from sessions, classes, concerts and commercial recordings. Test audio includes solo and ensemble playing on a variety of instruments recorded in real-world settings such as noisy public sessions. Results are reported using standard measures from the field of information retrieval (IR) including accuracy, error, precision and recall and the system is compared to alternative approaches for CBMIR common in the literature.