The popular critic: Evolving melodies with popularity driven fitness

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  author =       "Roisin Loughran and Michael O'Neill",
  title =        "The popular critic: Evolving melodies with popularity
                 driven fitness",
  booktitle =    "Proceedings of the 4th international workshop on
                 musical metacreation (MUME 2016)",
  year =         "2016",
  editor =       "Philippe Pasquier and Oliver Bown and 
                 Arne Eigenfeldt",
  address =      "Paris",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  isbn13 =       "978-0-86491-397-5",
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  size =         "8 pages",
  abstract =     "One of the fundamental challenges in applying
                 evolutionary computation to creative applications such
                 as music composition is in the design of a suitable
                 fitness function. This paper proposes a new method of
                 examining fitness, not from an inherent musical aspect
                 of the individual but from the degree to which a given
                 individual conforms to the popular opinion of its
                 peers. A cyclical system is presented that uses an
                 initial corpus of melodies to evolve a fitness Critic
                 which in turn is used to create a new melody. This new
                 melody is then input into the original corpus to
                 continue the cycle of Critics creating melodies that in
                 turn are used to create Critics. A diversity measure of
                 the changing corpus over evolutionary cycles shows that
                 the corpus becomes less diverse as more of the melodies
                 are created by the system. The system creates melodies
                 in a method that is not random but that is
                 unpredictable to the programmer.",
  notes =        "Full Paper

                 Held at the Seventh International Conference on
                 Computational Creativity, ICCC 2016",

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