Classification and Comparison of Different Folk Music Traditions Using Self Learning Algorithms

Zoltán Juhász
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
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.