Musical cryptography is a technique in which plain text messages are enciphered into a musical composition. Recently, a surge of music composition by means of machine learning have produced natural-sounding music that can be deemed as composed by humans. The combination of machine-generated music and enciphering a message into the composition is a logical step in musical cryptography. Outlined in this thesis is a method that incorporates the use of a specific type of recurrent neural network, Long Short-Term Memory, and a variant of the substitution cipher to form of symmetric-key cryptography system. Exploration was also completed to determine how the architecture of the network and the dataset used can modify the output of the encryption.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Helsel, Curtis, "Musical Cryptography Using Long Short-Term Memory Networks" (2020). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 714.