Web boffins offer to name that tune

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Web boffins offer to name that tune

Sing, hum or whistle to start music search.

A website is using sound recognition to help stop the annoying problem of not being able to remember the name of a song.

The Midomi website uses audio and search technologies from Melodis Corporation to match a song that the user hums, whistles or sings into a computer microphone. 

Midomi hopes to build a comprehensive database of searchable music using contributions from users.

Personal performances submitted by Midomi members in the online recording studio will appear as search results.

"With midomi.com we have created one of the most entertaining search engines on the web," said Keyvan Mohajer, chief executive at Melodis.

"Users will be able to search our extensive database as well as help grow it. When a user sings and saves their favourite songs, the submissions immediately become part of the searchable MARS universe."
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