Music Encoding and Linked Data (MELD)

title

Music Encoding and Linked Data (MELD)

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description

The MELD framework and implementation architecture augments and extends MEI structures with semantic Web Annotations capable of addressing musically meaningful score sections. Through its use of Linked Data, MELD deploys knowledge structures expressing relationships unconstrained by boundaries of the encoding schema, musical sub-domain, or use case context, supporting retrieval of a wide range of music information. Within the framework, music-generic structures are linked with, but separable from, components expressing domain-specific entities associated with concrete instantiations of musical segments. By use of the flexible and extensible Web Annotation model, new kinds of annotations are easily incorporated through customisation of the MELD JavaScript web-client via drop-in rendering and interaction handlers. Annotation can seamlessly reference external data sources, and can in turn be referenced for external analysis, reuse, and repurposing in other contexts.

creator or project

Music Encoding and Linked Data (MELD)

type

Software

purpose

Research

audience

researchers

task or research field

music history

musicology

music annotation

music information retrieval

technical features

Shares data in open data formats

Serves machine-readable music data

Provides user-friendly interfaces

reused resources

MEI XML schema

Music Ontology

type of collected resources

Score

category of data collected

Symbolic

music data features

Music structure

Descriptive Metadata

Harmony

Lyrics

Melody

Rhythm

data formats

rdf

mei/xml

python

data license

Open Access


URI

https://w3id.org/musow/1635268063-603435