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An Alternative Postulate to see Melody as “Language”

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  • Statistical Models
  • Language
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Complexity Theory
  • Philosophy Of Mind
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Musicology


The paper proposes a way to see melodic features in music/songs in the terms of “letters” constituting “words”, while in return investigating the fulfillment of Zipf-Mandelbrot Law in them. Some interesting findings are reported including some possible conjectures for classification of melodic and musical artifacts considering several aspects of culture. The paper ends with some discussions related to further directions, be it enrichment in musicology and the possible plan for musical generative art.

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