Player vs Transcriber: A Game approach to automatic music transcription

Southall, Carl and Stables, Ryan and Hockman, Jason (2018) Player vs Transcriber: A Game approach to automatic music transcription. In: International Society of Music Information Retrieval Conference, 23rd-27th September, 2018, Paris, France.

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Abstract

State-of-the-art automatic drum transcription (ADT) ap-proaches utilise deep learning methods reliant on time-consuming manual annotations and require congruence be-tween training and testing data. When these conditionsare not held, they often fail to generalise. We proposea game approach to ADT, termed player vs transcriber(PvT), in which a player model aims to reduce transcrip-tion accuracy of a transcriber model by manipulating train-ing data in two ways. First, existing data may be aug-mented, allowing the transcriber to be trained using record-ings with modified timbres. Second, additional individualrecordings from sample libraries are included to generaterare combinations. We present three versions of the PvTmodel:AugExist, which augments pre-existing record-ings;AugAddExist, which adds additional samples ofdrum hits to theAugExistsystem; andGenerate, whichgenerates training examples exclusively from individualdrum hits from sample libraries. The three versions areevaluated alongside a state-of-the-art deep learning ADTsystem using two evaluation strategies. The results demon-strate that including the player network improves the ADTperformance and suggests that this is due to improved gen-eralisability. The results also indicate that although theGeneratemodel achieves relatively low results, it is a vi-able choice when annotations are not accessible.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date: 27 September 2018
Subjects: G600 Software Engineering
G700 Artificial Intelligence
W300 Music
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
REF UoA Output Collections > REF 2021 UoA12: Engineering
Depositing User: Jason Hockman
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 08:22
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 09:15
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6182

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