Bridges 2010 Short Paper

Classification and Comparison of Different Folk Music Traditions Using Self Learning Algorithms
Zoltán Juhász
(Proceedings pages 487–490)


The results of a comparative analysis of 25 folk song databases are summarized in this paper. The method of the analysis was based on self organizing mapping and multidimensional scaling algorithms. The results show a clear system of deterministic contacts of the cultures. De concrete common musical forms of different cultures can also be studied.