Crowdsourcing a real-world on-line query by humming system

Arefin Huq, Mark Cartwright, Bryan Pardo

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Systems able to find a song based on a sung, hummed, or whistled melody are called Query-By-Humming (QBH) systems. Tunebot is an online QBH web service and iPhone app that connects users to the desired recording on or iTunes. Tunebot's searchable database is composed of thousands of user-contributed melodies. Melodies are collected from user queries, sung contributions and through contributions from on-line play of an associated iPhone Karaoke game: Karaoke Callout. In this paper we describe the architecture and workings of the paired systems, as well as issues involved in building a real-world, working music search engine from user-contributed data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 21 2010Jul 24 2010


Conference7th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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