iComposer: An Automatic Songwriting System for Chinese Popular Music

Hsin-Pei Lee, Jhih-Sheng Fang, Wei-Yun Ma


Abstract
In this paper, we introduce iComposer, an interactive web-based songwriting system designed to assist human creators by greatly simplifying music production. iComposer automatically creates melodies to accompany any given text. It also enables users to generate a set of lyrics given arbitrary melodies. iComposer is based on three sequence-to-sequence models, which are used to predict melody, rhythm, and lyrics, respectively. Songs generated by iComposer are compared with human-composed and randomly-generated ones in a subjective test, the experimental results of which demonstrate the capability of the proposed system to write pleasing melodies and meaningful lyrics at a level similar to that of humans.
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N19-4015
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Proceedings of the 2019 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Demonstrations)
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June
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2019
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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NAACL
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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84–88
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https://aclanthology.org/N19-4015
DOI:
10.18653/v1/N19-4015
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