A musical progression with greenstone: How music content analysis and linked data is helping redefine the boundaries to a music digital library

David Bainbridge, Xiao Hu, J. Stephen Downie

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Abstract

Despite the recasting of the web's technical capabilities through Web 2.0, conventional digital library software architectures-from which many of our leading Music Digital Libraries (MDLs) are formed-result in digital resources that are, surprisingly, disconnected from other online sources of information, and embody a "read-only" mindset. Leveraging from Music Information Retrieval (MIR) techniques and Linked Open Data (LOD), in this paper we demonstrate a new form of music digital library that encompasses management, discovery, delivery, and analysis of the musical content it contains. Utilizing open source tools such as Greenstone, audioDB, Meandre, and Apache Jena we present a series of transformations to a musical digital library sourced from audio files that steadily increases the level of support provided to the user for musicological study. While the seed for this work was motivated by better supporting musicologists in a digital library, the developed software architecture alters the boundaries to what is conventionally thought of as a digital library- and in doing so challenges core assumptions made in mainstream digital library software design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - DLfM 2014
Subtitle of host publication1st International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology, co-located with the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2014 and International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330022
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 12 2014
Event1st International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology, DLfM 2014 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 12 2014 → …

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume12-September-2014

Other

Other1st International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology, DLfM 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/12/14 → …

Keywords

  • Digital music library
  • Embedded workflow
  • Musicology analysis
  • Spectral visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Bainbridge, D., Hu, X., & Downie, J. S. (2014). A musical progression with greenstone: How music content analysis and linked data is helping redefine the boundaries to a music digital library. In Proceedings - DLfM 2014: 1st International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology, co-located with the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2014 and International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2014 [18] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 12-September-2014). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2660168.2660170