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Title: Tra-la-lyrics: an approach to generate text based on rhythm
Authors: Oliveira, Hugo R. Gonçalo 
Cardoso, F. Amílcar 
Pereira, Francisco C. 
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Publisher: A. Cardoso and G. Wiggins
Serial title, monograph or event: Proceedings of the 4th. International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity
Place of publication or event: London, UK
Abstract: This paper is about an ongoing project, Tra-la-Lyrics which aims to create a computer program capable of gen- erating lyrics for given melodies. As a preliminary phase, the correlations between words and rhythm in a song’s lyrics was studied and some heuristics were achieved. Al- gorithms for syllabic division and syllabic stress identifi- cation on a word were implemented. A method for cal- culating the strength of each beat of a melody was also used. The actual system’s architecture is described. To get the contents of the lyrics we’ve used a relational database where we could find not only the words, but also their grammatical category and some morphological related at- tributes. Some ongoing work is also referred and some examples of the currently possible outputs of the system are presented. Conclusions and possible further work are finally discussed.
Rights: openAccess
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