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Findings and Outcomes of the musicSpace Project

Bretherton, David, Smith, Daniel Alexander, schraefel, mc and Lambert, Joe (2010) Findings and Outcomes of the musicSpace Project At Supporting the Digital Humanities, Austria. 19 - 20 Oct 2010.

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Abstract

The effective use of the ever-increasing number of online music and musicology resources is held back by the segregation of data into a plethora of discrete and disparate databases, and the use of legacy, ad hoc or otherwise unsuitable metadata specifications, such that many real-world research questions are rendered effectively intractable. To counter this barrier to research, the "musicSpace" project (based at the University of Southampton, UK) utilized Semantic Web and Web2.0 technologies such as RDF and AJAX to experimentally integrate access to many of musicology's leading data providers, by: (1) designing back-end services to integrate (and where necessary surface) available (meta)data for exploratory search from musicology's key online data providers; and (2) providing a front-end interface, based on the "mSpace" faceted browser, to support rich exploratory search interaction. The project concluded with a longitudinal evaluation of the efficacy of the musicSpace interface in supporting researchers, and in this paper we present our finding. Our work offers an effective generalizable framework for data integration and exploration that is well suited to arts and humanities data, and we conclude by outlining how we are taking various aspects of this work forward.

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 October 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: 19-20 October, 2010
Venue - Dates: Supporting the Digital Humanities, Austria, 2010-10-19 - 2010-10-20
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 271917
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271917
PURE UUID: cd19a76c-174c-4f48-a811-0289b81f2496

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Date deposited: 19 Jan 2011 15:14
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:36

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Author: David Bretherton
Author: Daniel Alexander Smith
Author: mc schraefel
Author: Joe Lambert

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