song recognition apps

Subject: song recognition apps
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:58:30 +1100
On 15/10/2014 4:44 PM, Martin Butterfield wrote:
I have put that qualification because of my use of a Software app for iPad
(Shazam) that can listen to about 30 seconds of a piece of music and
identify it in many cases.

Shazam is surprisingly good (e.g. identifying torturous muzak on the PA while your flight is sitting at the gate awaiting departure) - but birds don't restrict themselves to the 88 notes of the piano. An algorithm to hash* ("fingerprint") bird calls to
something manageable would be worthy of a Nobel Prize.


   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

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