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WebEsAC and SoundScribe presentation at DARIAH Annual Event 2019

7 May 2019

WebEsAC 2.0 and SoundScribe,  applications implemented as a part of  MIR virtual research environment for scholars working on various aspects of traditional music, will be presented during DARIAH Annual Event 2019. This year conference will take place on May 15-17 in Warsaw and will concentrate on issues related to the nature of data collected by […]

WebEsAC 2.0 and SoundScribe,  applications implemented as a part of  MIR virtual research environment for scholars working on various aspects of traditional music, will be presented during DARIAH Annual Event 2019. This year conference will take place on May 15-17 in Warsaw and will concentrate on issues related to the nature of data collected by humanists.

As a MIR Working Group, we will have an opportunity  to present progress on developing virtual research environment for musicologists. The MIR virtual environment concept will be introduced during plenary session „Invited ignite talks” with a more detailed presentation given during   “Technical Solutions” session.

The starting point for the environment was MIR content repository. The subsequent steps included  development of music processing tools. WebEsAC, which offers an online access to a database containing symbolic representation of tunes in EsAC format, was extended with functionality to manage user access and rights, validate EsAC records, extract  scale, convert melodic line into a sequence of intervals and calculate various statistics. SoundScribe can transcribe melody from an audio file with pYIN algorithm.  The predominant melody of an audio recording is identified and  converted into MIDI data and symbolic music notation.

 

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WebEsAC presentation at NTAV 2018

15 October 2018

WebEsAC, a prototype application  supporting archiving and searching for traditional Polish music in a symbolic text-based EsAC notation, has been presented at the XVII Symposium on  New Trends in Audio and Video (NTAV) in Poznań. NTAV is biennial event  organized by the Polish section of Audio Engineering Society. EsAC was developed for monophonic music, with […]

WebEsAC, a prototype application  supporting archiving and searching for traditional Polish music in a symbolic text-based EsAC notation, has been presented at the XVII Symposium on  New Trends in Audio and Video (NTAV) in Poznań. NTAV is biennial event  organized by the Polish section of Audio Engineering Society.

EsAC was developed for monophonic music, with European folksong databases in mind. WebEsAC offers an online access to a database where each tune is saved as a separate record with a structure and melody representation defined by EsAC.  Implementation of EsAC-to-MIDI and MIDI-to-EsAC converters gives additional flexibility to the system and allows aural verification of encoded melody and rhythm. It is an example of functionality dedicated for music content that will be incorporated in MIR content repository.

Prototype MIR content repository ready for use

12 September 2018

A prototype MIR content repository has been set up based on dLibra digital library software developed by PSNC and with a sample of IAPAS phonographic collections. The repository is a starting point for further MIR WG research and development activities whose objective is to build a virtual research environment for scholars working on various aspects […]

A prototype MIR content repository has been set up based on dLibra digital library software developed by PSNC and with a sample of IAPAS phonographic collections. The repository is a starting point for further MIR WG research and development activities whose objective is to build a virtual research environment for scholars working on various aspects of traditional music.

The phonograpic collection sample includes metadata characterizing media and content, audio files, scans of archival documents with song lyrics and related photographs. The objects are organized into several collections.

dLibra – a repository software for digital libraries, archives and museums has been developed by PSCN since 1999. Using the dLibra package, the repository has been set up in a relatively short time required to configure a new instance for MIR needs related to metadata schema, music object characteristics, collection structure, and users access rights. dLibra offers a wide range of functionalities which makes the repository a good starting point for further work towards accessibility of  music content for analysis and sharing of musicology research results.

 

 

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MIR WG presentation at 5th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology in Paris

10 September 2018

Our position paper  “Developing Music Digital Library based on Polish Traditional Music Archives and dLibra“ has been accepted for presentation at DLfM 2018 as a part of the Unlocking Musicology Challenge track. The DLfM conference is a satellite event of the International  Society for  Music Information  Retrieval  Conference and a venue for those working on, and with, […]

Our position paper  “Developing Music Digital Library based on Polish Traditional Music Archives and dLibra“ has been accepted for presentation at DLfM 2018 as a part of the Unlocking Musicology Challenge track.

The DLfM conference is a satellite event of the International  Society for  Music Information  Retrieval  Conference and a venue for those working on, and with, Digital Library systems and content in the domain of music and musicology.  The Unlocking Musicology Challenge track papers address questions related to offering enhanced mechanisms by which the public can explore collections of music and music-related material, and translating digital musicology approaches into commercial and third-sector applications. The event will take place on September 28, 2018 in Paris. 

Our paper presents an approach to developing a virtual environment for researchers interested in various aspects of traditional music. This undertaking draws on the combined expertise of theInstitute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences  in maintaining the largest archive of Polish traditional music and of Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center  in developing dLibra digital library software  and research tools for digital humanities.

 

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MIR Working Group at DARIAH-ERIC annual event in Paris

28 March 2018

The DARIAH 2018 event will take place on May  22- 24 in Paris. The annual event is an excellent opportunity for exchange of experience related to digital technologies for arts and humanities, among researchers from all over Europe. It  will be an opportunity for MIR working group associated with DARIAH-PL, for an introduction  to  the […]

The DARIAH 2018 event will take place on May  22- 24 in Paris. The annual event is an excellent opportunity for exchange of experience related to digital technologies for arts and humanities, among researchers from all over Europe.

It  will be an opportunity for MIR working group associated with DARIAH-PL, for an introduction  to  the DARIAH community at WG Marketplace, where various working groups present their activates and seek partners for future research projects.

 

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Music Information Retrieval Working Group has been officially established by DARIAH-PL

26 March 2018

Music Information Retrieval Working Group has been officially established by DARIH-PL Consortium Board. The group’s objective is  to develop and implement state-of-the-art music information retrieval  tools for large-scale interdisciplinary research musicology and ethnomusicology. The group  members are Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center  and […]

Music Information Retrieval Working Group has been officially established by DARIH-PL Consortium Board. The group’s objective is  to develop and implement state-of-the-art music information retrieval  tools for large-scale interdisciplinary research musicology and ethnomusicology. The group  members are Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center  and Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology .