Compressed Multideimensional Trees for Evolutionary Music Representation

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  author =       "Abbas Pirnia and Jon Mccormack",
  title =        "Compressed Multideimensional Trees for Evolutionary
                 Music Representation",
  booktitle =    "International Computer Music Conference",
  year =         "2012",
  editor =       "Matija Marolt and Martin Kaltenbrunner",
  pages =        "608--613",
  address =      "Ljubljana, Slovenia",
  month =        "9-14 " # sep,
  organisation = "International Computer Music Association",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, ADF, GP-Rep",
  language =     "en",
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  size =         "6 pages",
  abstract =     "This paper investigates the performance and
                 suitability of evolutionary algorithms for music
                 composition by enhancing representation schemes. First,
                 we argue that genetic programming (GP) is well suited
                 to capture higher order musical structures due to its
                 hierarchical representation. Representational
                 enhancements are proposed on the standard GP tree:
                 considering different branches for different musical
                 dimensions (pitch, duration, etc.), and making use of
                 Automatically Defined Functions to define reusable
                 patterns in the generated music. Each representation
                 scheme is described, along with the role of genetic
                 operators in evolving compact representations.
                 Representations are compared for their ability to
                 evolve a population over a range of different target
                 melodies. The results illustrate performance
                 improvements that result from the enhancements to the
                 basic GP tree representation.",
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