Luis Carvalho, Gerhard Widmer,
"Passage Summarization With Recurrent Models for Audio ? Sheet Music Retrieval"
: Proceedings of the 24th Int. Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 2023
Passage Summarization With Recurrent Models for Audio ? Sheet Music Retrieval
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Proceedings of the 24th Int. Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
Many applications of cross-modal music retrieval are related to connecting sheet music images to audio recordings. A typical and recent approach to this is to learn, via deep neural networks, a joint embedding space that correlates short fixed-size snippets of audio and sheet music by means of an appropriate similarity structure. However, two challenges that arise out of this strategy are the requirement of strongly aligned data to train the networks, and the inherent discrepancies of musical content between audio and sheet music snippets caused by local and global tempo deviations. In this paper, we address these two shortcomings by designing a cross-modal recurrent network that learns joint embeddings that can summarize longer passages of corresponding audio and sheet music. The benefits of our method are that it only requires weakly aligned audio - sheet music pairs, as well as that the recurrent network handles the non-linearities caused by tempo variations between audio and sheet music. We conduct a number of experiments on synthetic and real piano data and scores, showing that our proposed recurrent method leads to more accurate retrieval in all possible configurations.