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Some might be interested in this:
System and Method for Automatic Singer Identification [pdf]
http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/2003/HPL-2003-8.pdf
Individuals' music collections that are stored on a computer, whether legal
or not, are often quite large and consist of many different artists. This
unique research paper from Hewlett-Packard outlines a system that can
automatically identify the singer of a song based upon digital samples of
that song, allowing for hassle-free sorting of many titles. The system is
first trained by exposing it to a representative sample of songs from a wide
range of artists. Then, by extracting sound features from different songs
and analyzing them, the software can make a best guess as to which artist is
singing. The system is shown to have an accuracy of 80 percent when trained
with a single song for eight singers and tested on 45 other songs by the
same singers.


Paul T. Jackson - Trescott Research
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