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Music Information Retrieval Schemes in Peer-to-Peer Environments

Chaokun Wang, Jianzhong Li and Shengfei Shi


Peer-to-peer systems are useful tools for music applications. Existing peer-to-peer systems support the storing and sharing of music data, however they cannot effectively and efficiently support the content-based information retrieval and the cooperation of musicians. This study focuses on the methods of content-based music information retrieval in peer-to-peer environments. Four music information retrieval schemes are evaluated in detail on communication cost, retrieval time, update complexity and robustness. Peers-peers-coordinator scheme is found to be the best one from theoretical analysis and simulated experiments. Also, an algorithm is designed for an implementation of the peers-peers-coordinator scheme and a simple but effective method is brought forward to filter out the replica in the final results. The results of simulated experiments show the efficiency of the algorithm.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 1 No. 3, 2005, 369-375


Submitted On: 17 March 2005 Published On: 30 September 2005

How to Cite: Wang, C., Li, J. & Shi, S. (2005). Music Information Retrieval Schemes in Peer-to-Peer Environments. Journal of Computer Science, 1(3), 369-375.

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  • Music Information Retrieval
  • Peer-to-Peer Systems