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Education

PhD, Library and Information ScienceWestern Ontario, 1993 – 1999

MLIS, Library and Information ScienceWestern Ontario, 1992 – 1993

BA, Music Theory and CompostionWestern Ontario, 1984 – 1988

BMus, Music, Queen's University, 1983 – 1984


Personal profile

J. Stephen Downie is Associate Dean for Research and a Professor at GSLIS, and the Illinois Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center. He has been an active participant in the digital libraries and digital humanities research domains. He is best known for helping to establish an vibrant music information retrieval research community. Since 2005, he has directed the annual Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX). He also was a founder of the International Society Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) and its first president.

Teaching

Research Interests

Areas

Design and evaluation of IR systems, including multimedia music information retrieval; the political economy of internetworked communication systems; database design; Web-based technologies.

Research Projects

  • Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis: Prototyping Project

    Researchers rely on collections of books and other materials to support their scholarship. From these collections, scholars select, organize, and refine the worksets that will answer to their particular research objectives. The requirements for those worksets are becoming increasingly sophisticated and complex, both as humanities scholarship has become more interdisciplinary and as it has become more digital.

  • HathiTrust + Bookworm Project

    The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is partnering with the Cultural Observatory team that developed the Google Books Ngram Viewer together with Google. The goal of this collaboration is to implement a greatly enhanced open-source version of the Cultural Observatory’s open-source “Bookworm” text analysis and visualization tool designed to assist scholars to meet the challenges posed by the massive scale of the HT corpus. We are calling our multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional...

  • MIREX Next Generation

    The “Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange” (MIREX) is the annual cycle of events wherein music information retrieval (MIR) researchers come together to investigate how well their innovative MIR algorithms perform. MIREX has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of the MIR research community, evaluating over 1,068 algorithms across 23 unique MIR task categories. Notwithstanding its growth and success, the research landscape in which MIREX resides has evolved considerably...

Completed Research Projects

Keywords

  • Z665 Library Science. Information Science
  • proof-of-concept
  • omeka
  • ZA Information resources
  • evaluation methodologies

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Research Output 1999 2018

At the Nexus of Data and Collections: New Affordances in the Age of Mass-Scale Digital Libraries

Downie, J. S., Lorang, E., Soh, L. K., Bainbridge, D., McIntyre, S. & Page, K., May 23 2018, JCDL 2018 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 313-314 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Digital libraries
Data mining
Image analysis

Capisco: low-cost concept-based access to digital libraries

Hinze, A., Bainbridge, D., Cunningham, S. J., Taube-Schock, C., Matamua, R., Downie, J. S. & Rasmussen, E., Mar 14 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal on Digital Libraries. p. 1-28 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

semantics
costs
Wikipedia
document analysis
indexing

Exploratory Investigation of Word Embedding in Song Lyric Topic Classification: Promising Preliminary Results

Choi, K. & Downie, J. S., May 23 2018, JCDL 2018 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 327-328 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Semantics
Big data

JCDL 2018 Doctoral Consortium

Downie, J. S., Zavalina, O. L. & Jayarathna, S., May 23 2018, JCDL 2018 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 433-434 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Digital libraries

MEDDLEing with Digital Library Searches: Surmounting User Model and System Misalignments through Lightweight Bespoke Proxying

Bainbridge, D., Hinze, A., Cunningham, S. J. & Downie, J. S., May 23 2018, JCDL 2018 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 409-410 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Digital libraries

Datasets

Word Frequencies in English-Language Literature, 1700-1922 (0.2)

Underwood, W. E. (Creator), Capitanu, B. (Creator), Organisciak, P. (Creator), Bhattacharyya, S. (Creator), Auvil, L. (Creator), Fallaw, C. (Creator), Downie, J. S. (Creator), HathiTrust, 2015

Dataset