MusiXplora: Visual analysis of a musicological encyclopedia

Richard Khulusi, Jakob Kusnick, Josef Focht, Stefan Jänicke

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Abstract

Making large sets of digitized cultural heritage data accessible is a key task for digitization projects. While the amount of data available through print media is vast in humanities, common issues arise as information available for the digitization process is typically fragmented. One reason is the physical distribution of data through print media that has to be collected and merged. Especially, merging causes issues due to differences in terminology, hampering automatic processing. Hence, digitizing musicological data raises a broad range of challenges. In this paper, we present the current state of the on-going musiXplora project, including a multi-faceted database and a visual exploration system for persons, places, objects, terms, media, events, and institutions of musicological interest. A particular focus of the project is using visualizations to overcome traditional problems of handling both, vast amounts and anomalies of information induced by the historicity of data. We present several use cases that highlight the capabilities of the system to support musicologists in their daily workflows.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
EditorsAndreas Kerren, Christophe Hurter, Jose Braz
Volume3
PublisherSCITEPRESS Digital Library
Publication date2020
Pages76-87
ISBN (Electronic)9789897584022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2020 - Valletta, Malta
Duration: 27. Feb 202029. Feb 2020

Conference

Conference15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2020
Country/TerritoryMalta
CityValletta
Period27/02/202029/02/2020
SponsorInstitute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC)
SeriesIVAPP
ISSN2184-4321

Keywords

  • Biography visualization
  • Digital humanities
  • Music visualization

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