Lyrics-to-Audio Alignment and its Application

Authors Hiromasa Fujihara, Masataka Goto

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Hiromasa Fujihara
Masataka Goto

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Hiromasa Fujihara and Masataka Goto. Lyrics-to-Audio Alignment and its Application. In Multimodal Music Processing. Dagstuhl Follow-Ups, Volume 3, pp. 23-36, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2012)


Automatic lyrics-to-audio alignment techniques have been drawing attention in the last years and various studies have been made in this field. The objective of lyrics-to-audio alignment is to estimate a temporal relationship between lyrics and musical audio signals and can be applied to various applications such as Karaoke-style lyrics display. In this contribution, we provide an overview of recent development in this research topic, where we put a particular focus on categorization of various methods and on applications.
  • Lyrics
  • Alignment
  • Karaoke
  • Multifunctional music player
  • Lyrics-based music retrieval


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