The Well-Tempered Computer [and Discussion]

M. Steedman, T. N. Rutherford, T. Addis, R. Cahn, B. Larvor, E. Clarke

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The psychological mechanism by which even musically untutored people can comprehend novel melodies resembles that by which they comprehend sentences of their native language. The paper identifies a syntax, a semantics, and a domain or `model'. These elements are examined in application to the task of harmonic comprehension and analysis of unaccompanied melody, and a computational theory is argued for.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-131
Number of pages27
JournalPhilosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1689
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 1994


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