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Controlled vocabularies for music metadata

Lisena, Pasquale; Todorov, Konstantin; Cecconi, Cécile; Leresche, Françoise; Canno, Isabelle; Puyrenier, Frédéric; Voisin, Martine; Le Meur, Thierry; Troncy, Raphaël

ISMIR 2018, 19th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, September 23-27, Paris, France

We present a set of music-specific controlled vocabularies, formalized using SemanticWeb languages, describing topics like musical genres, keys, or medium of performance. We have collected a number of existing vocabularies in various formats, converted them to SKOS and performed the interconnection of their equivalent terms. In addition, novel vocabularies, not available online before, have been designed by an editorial team. Next to multilingual labels and definitions, we provide hierarchical relations as well as links to external resources. We also show the application of those vocabularies for the production of vector embeddings, allowing for the calculation of distances between keys or between instruments.

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Title:Controlled vocabularies for music metadata
Department:Data Science
Eurecom ref:5646
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+5646, year = {2018}, title = {{C}ontrolled vocabularies for music metadata}, author = {{L}isena, {P}asquale and {T}odorov, {K}onstantin and {C}ecconi, {C}{\'e}cile and {L}eresche, {F}ran{\'c}oise and {C}anno, {I}sabelle and {P}uyrenier, {F}r{\'e}d{\'e}ric and {V}oisin, {M}artine and {L}e {M}eur, {T}hierry and {T}roncy, {R}apha{\"e}l}, booktitle = {{ISMIR} 2018, 19th {I}nternational {S}ociety for {M}usic {I}nformation {R}etrieval {C}onference, {S}eptember 23-27, {P}aris, {F}rance}, address = {{P}aris, {FRANCE}}, month = {09}, url = {} }
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