We are going to present a poster and a demo at the 10th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) which takes place from May 26th, 2013 to May 30th, 2013 in Montpellier, France. The ESWC is one of the major international events for discussing the latest scientific results and technology innovations around semantic technologies.
In the poster, we discuss the potential of a shared vocabulary for audio features to increase research interoperability, reproducibility and sustainability in music information retrieval research communities and how leveraging open linked data formats, a shared high level ontology would provide a flat vocabulary to facilitate task and tool specific ontology development and serve as a descriptive framework for audio feature extraction.
The demo will focus on a software framework which combines the audio feature ontology and related Semantic Web technologies with data extraction and analysis software in order to enhance audio feature extraction workflows. It provides an overview of how the Audio Feature Ontology in combination with related linked data vocabularies and open source research tools can be used to form a modular research framework for music information retrieval. The user is introduced to a simple Web-based interface as well as an open source desktop application, both of which enable extraction of musically meaningful information - such as pitch, loudness, timbre or note onsets - from audio files. The audio files can be linked up with online music metadata providing enriched content for music research workflows.
Both the poster and demo will be available on this website shortly.