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Music Information Retrieval Schemes in Peer-to-Peer Environments

Chaokun Wang1, Jianzhong Li1 and Shengfei Shi1
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Journal of Computer Science
Volume 1 No. 3, 2005, 369-375


Submitted On: 17 March 2005 Published On: 30 September 2005

How to Cite: Wang, C., Li, J. & Shi, S. (2005). Music Information Retrieval Schemes in Peer-to-Peer Environments. Journal of Computer Science, 1(3), 369-375.


Peer-to-peer systems are useful tools for music applications. Existing peer-to-peer systems support the storing and sharing of music data, however they cannot effectively and efficiently support the content-based information retrieval and the cooperation of musicians. This study focuses on the methods of content-based music information retrieval in peer-to-peer environments. Four music information retrieval schemes are evaluated in detail on communication cost, retrieval time, update complexity and robustness. Peers-peers-coordinator scheme is found to be the best one from theoretical analysis and simulated experiments. Also, an algorithm is designed for an implementation of the peers-peers-coordinator scheme and a simple but effective method is brought forward to filter out the replica in the final results. The results of simulated experiments show the efficiency of the algorithm.

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  • Music Information Retrieval
  • Peer-to-Peer Systems