Publications

2014

  • Chuan, C. H., and Charapko, A., "Predicting Key Recognition Difficulty in Music Using Statistical Learning," International Journal of Multimedia Engineering and Management (forthcoming).

2013

  • Chuan, C. H., and Charapko, A., “Predicting Key Recognition Difficulty in Polyphonic Audio,” the 9th IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval, December 9-11, Anaheim, California, USA. [pdf]

  • Chuan, C. H., “A Multimodal Approach to Song-Level Style Identification in Pop/Rock Using Similarity Metrics,” IEEE 12th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, Special Session on Machine Learning with Multimedia Data, December 4 – 7, Miami, Florida, USA. [pdf]

  • Smith, J. B. L., Chuan, C. H., and Chew, E., "Audio Properties of Perceived Boundaries in Music," IEEE Transaction on Multimedia, a special issue on data mining (forthcoming in 2013).

  • Chuan, C. H., "Audio Classification and Retrieval Using Wavelets and Gaussian Mixture Models," International Journal of Multimedia Engineering and Management, vol. 4, issue 1 [html].

  • Chuan, C. H., "A Temporal Multi-View Approach for Audio Key Finding Using AdaBoost," IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, July 15 - 19, San Jose, California [html].

2012

  • Chuan, C. H., Vasana, S., and Asaithambi, A., "Using Wavelets and Gaussian Mixture Models for Audio Classification," the 8th IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval, in conjunction with IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, December 10 - 12, Irvine, California, 2012. url] [pdf]

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E., “Creating Ground Truth for Audio Key Finding: When The Title Key May Not Be The Key,” the 13th Internationa Conference on Music Information Retrieval, October 8 - 12, Porto, Portugal, 2012[pdf].

2011

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E., “Generating and Evaluating Musical Accompaniments that Emulate Style,” Douglas Keislar (ed), Computer Music Journal, volume 35, issue 4, MIT Press. (impact factor, 2011: 0.706, 2010: 1.588)[pdf] [url]

  • Chuan, C. H. "A Comparison of Statistical and Rule-Based Models for Style-Specific Harmonization," the 12th Internationa Conference on Music Information Retrieval, October 24 - 28, Miami, FL, USA, 2011. [pdf]

  • Aspillaga, F. X., Cobb, J. and Chuan, C. H. "MixMe: A Recommendation System for DJs," the 12th Internationa Conference on Music Information Retrieval, October 24 - 28, Miami, FL, USA, 2011. [pdf]

  • Chuan, C. H. “Harmonic Style-Based Song Retrieval Using N-Gram,” ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, April 17 - 20, Trento, Italy, 2011. (acceptance rate: 35%; overall submission: 171) [url]

2010

  • Chuan, C. H. “Hybrid Methods for Generating and Evaluating Style-Specific Accompaniments,” (Best New Investigator Award) Grace Hopper Celebration, Atlanta, Georgia, September 28 - October 2, 2010.

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. “Quantifying the Benefits of Using an Interactive Decision Support Tool for Creating Musical Accompaniment in a Particular Style,” the 11th International Society on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Utrecht, Netherlands, August 8 - 13, 2010.[pdf]

  • F. Bertino, C. H. Chuan, and J. Peroune, “The Musical Gene: Generating Harmonic Patterns from Sequenced DNA of E.coli Bacteria to Compose Music,” the 12th Symposium on Arts and Technology, Connecticut College, March 4 - 6, 2010.

2009

  • Chuan, C. H. “Pop/Rock Musical Style as Defined by Two-Chord Patterns at Segmentation Points in the Melody and Lyrics,” International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research, in conjunction with the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, San Diego, USA, December 14-16, 2009.[url]

  • Mathematics and Computation in Music - Second International Conference, MCM 2009, John Clough Memorial Conference, New Haven, CT, USA, June 19-22, 2009. E. Chew, A. P. Childs, C. H. Chuan (eds.), Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, CCIS Volume 38, 2009.[url]

  • Chuan, C. H. “Supporting Compositional Creativity Using Automatic Style-Specific Accompaniment,” Computational Creativity Workshop, parts of CHI 2009 Conference, Boston, USA, April 4 - 9, 2009. [url] [pdf]

2008

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. “Evaluating and Visualizing Effectiveness of Style Emulation in Musical Accompaniment,” the 9th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Philadelphia, PA, September 14- 18, 2008.[pdf] [sound samples]

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. “Learning Harmonic Syntax to Generate Style-Specific Pop/Rock Accompaniment,” (abstract), Music, Language, and the Mind Conference, Tufts University, Medford, MA, July 10 - 13, 2008.

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. "Audio Onset Detection Using Machine Learning Techniques: The Effect and Applicability of Key and Tempo Information," Technical Report #08-895, Computer Science, University of Southern California.[pdf]

2007

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. "A Dynamic Programming Approach to the Extraction of Phrase Boundaries from Tempo Variations in Expressive Performances," the 8th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Vienna, Austria, Sep 23-27, 2007.[pdf]

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. "A Hybrid System for Automatic Generation of Style-Specific Accompaniment," 4th International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity, (JIWCC'07), 17-19 June, 2007, London. [pdf] [sound samples]

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. "A Dynamic Programming Approach o the Extraction of Phrase Boundaries from Tempo Variations in Expressive Performances," (preliminary report), invited presentation for the Special Session on Mathematical Methods in Music Analysis as part of the 113rd Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 6 2007.

2006

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. "The Effect of Key and Tempo on Audio Onset Detection Using Machine Learning Techniques: A Sensitivity Analysis,"the 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval,San Diego, California, USA, December 11-13, 2006.[pdf]

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. "Audio Key Finding: Considerations in System Design, and Case Studies on 24 Chopin's Preludes," Ichiro Fujinaga, Masataka Goto, George Tzanetakis (eds.), EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Special Issue on Music Information Retrieval. (impact factor: 0.81) [pdf]

2005

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. "Audio Key Finding using FACEG: Fuzzy Analysis with the CEG Algorithm, " Extended abstract (4-page) of the 1st Annual Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX 2005), held in conjuction with ISMIR 2005, London, UK. [pdf]

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. "Fuzzy Reasoning in Pitch Class Determination for Polyphonic Audio Key Finding", 6th International Conference for Music Information Retrieval, ISMIR, London, UK, September 2005. [pdf] (acceptance rate: 18%).

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. "Polyphonic Audio Key Finding Using the Spiral Array CEG Algorithm," IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, ICME, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 2005. [url]

  • Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. "Applying the Spiral Array Key-finding Algorithm to Polyphonic Audio," 9th INFORMS Computing Society Conference, Annapolis, Maryland, Jan 5 - 7, 2005. [pdf]

2001

  • Chuan, C. H. and Kuo, S. Y. "Cache Management of Dynamic Source Routing for Fault Tolerance in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks," IEEE 2001 Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2001), pp.199-pp.205. [url]