Natural language processing of lyrics

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Natural language processing of lyrics
We report experiments on the use of standard natural language processing (NLP) tools for the analysis of music lyrics. A significant amount of music audio has lyrics. Lyrics encode an important part of the semantics of a song, therefore their analysis complements that of acoustic and cultural metadata and is fundamental for the development of complete music information retrieval systems. Moreover, a textual analysis of a song can generate ground truth data that can be used to validate results from purely acoustic methods. Preliminary results on language identification, structure extraction, categorization and similarity searches suggests that a lot of profit can be gained from the analysis of lyrics. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.5 [Information Interfaces And Presentation]: Sound and Music Computing General Terms Algorithms Keywords Music information retrieval, Automatic music classification, Lyrics processing
Jose P. G. Mahedero, Alvaro Martinez, Pedro Cano,
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where MM
Authors Jose P. G. Mahedero, Alvaro Martinez, Pedro Cano, Markus Koppenberger, Fabien Gouyon
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