Evaluation of mfcc estimation techniques for music similarity

Publication: ResearchArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2006



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Spectral envelope parameters in the form of mel-frequencycepstral coefficients are often used for capturing timbral information of music signals in connection with genre classification applications. In this paper, we evaluate mel-frequencycepstral coefficient (MFCC) estimation techniques, namely the classical FFT and linear prediction based implementations and an implementation based on the more recent MVDR spectral estimator. The performance of these methods are evaluated in genre classification using a probabilistic classifier based on Gaussian Mixture models. MFCCs based on fixed order, signal independent linear prediction and MVDR spectral estimators did not exhibit any statistically significant improvement over MFCCs based on the simpler FFT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th European Signal Processing Conference
Publication date2006
StatePublished - 2006
EventProceedings of the 14th European Signal Processing Conference -


ConferenceProceedings of the 14th European Signal Processing Conference
Period01/01/2006 → …
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