The MusicNet composer URI project

Smith, Daniel Alexander, Bretherton, David, Lambert, Joe and Schraefel, M.C. (2010) The MusicNet composer URI project. In, UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2010, Cardiff, GB, 13 - 16 Sep 2010.


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In any domain, a key activity of researchers is to search for and synthesize data from multiple sources in order to create new knowledge. In many cases this process is laborious, to the point of making certain questions effectively intractable because the cost of the searches outstrip the time available to complete the research. As more resources are published as Linked Data, and with the development of appropriate tools, data from multiple heterogeneous sources should be more rapidly discoverable and automatically integrable, enabling previously intractable queries to be explored, and standard queries to be significantly accelerated for more rapid knowledge discovery. But Linked Data is not of itself a complete solution. One of the key challenges of Linked Data is that its strength is also a weakness: anyone can publish anything. So in classical music, for instance, 17 sources may publish data about "Schubert", but there is no de facto way to know that any of these Schuberts are one and the same, because the sources are not aligned. Without alignment, much of the benefit of Linked Data is diminished: resources can effectively be stranded rather than discovered, or tangled nets of only guessed at associations can cost more time than they are worth to determine whether a particular dataset is relevant or not.

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Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Electronics and Computer Science > Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Music
ePrint ID: 182635
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September 2010Delivered
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 10:39
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:36
musicSpace: Using and Evaluating e-Science Design Methods and Technologies to Improve Access to Heterogeneous Music Resources for Musicology
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/E006647/1)
Led by: m.c. schraefel
1 October 2007 to 31 October 2010

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