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This paper presents an algorithm that efficiently retrieves audio data similar to an audio query. The proposed method utilises a feature extraction method for acoustical music sequences. The extracted features are grouped by Minimum Bounding Rectangles (MBRs) and indexed by means of a spatial access method. We also present a novel false alarm resolution method that utilises a reverse order schema while calculating the distance of the query and results, in order to avoid costly operations. Performance evaluation results show that the proposed technique achieves considerable performance improvement in comparison to an existing method.
Date of Conference: 12-14 Jan. 2005