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In this paper we describe a system that uses a corpus of 864 traditional Irish reels as input into an algorithm that composes new tunes. The system performs a structural analysis of the tunes in the corpus and also counts n-gram note sequences in the tunes. It then recombines n-gram note sequences together in structures from the corpus to generate new tunes. We further present our evaluation of the generated tunes as performed by 29 domain experts.
Zheng, N. & Duggan, B. (2007). A combinatorial creativity approach to composing traditional Irish reels. 18th. Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, 29th-31st August. doi:10.21427/65ch-bq14