Grammatical music composition with dissimilarity driven hill climbing

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  author =       "Roisin Loughran and James McDermott and 
                 Michael O'Neill",
  title =        "Grammatical music composition with dissimilarity
                 driven hill climbing",
  booktitle =    "EvoMusArt 2016",
  year =         "2016",
  editor =       "Colin Johnson and Vic Ciesielski and 
                 Jo{\~a}o Correia and Penousal Machado",
  volume =       "9596",
  series =       "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",
  pages =        "110--125",
  publisher =    "Springer",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Algorithmic
                 composition, Hill-climbing, Grammar",
  isbn13 =       "978-3-319-31007-7",
  URL =          "",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31008-4_8",
  abstract =     "An algorithmic compositional system that uses hill
                 climbing to create short melodies is presented. A
                 context free grammar maps each section of the resultant
                 individual to a musical segment resulting in a series
                 of MIDI notes described by pitch and duration. The
                 dissimilarity between each pair of segments is measured
                 using a metric based on the pitch contour of the
                 segments. Using a GUI, the user decides how many
                 segments to include and how they are to be distanced
                 from each other. The system performs a hill-climbing
                 search using several mutation operators to create a
                 population of segments the desired distances from each
                 other. A number of melodies composed by the system are
                 presented that demonstrate the algorithm's ability to
                 match the desired targets and the versatility created
                 by the inclusion of the designed grammar.",

Genetic Programming entries for Roisin Loughran James McDermott Michael O'Neill