J-P. Fauconnier, J. Roumier. Musonto - A Semantic Search Engine Dedicated to Music and Musicians

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Jean-Philippe Fauconnier (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) and Joseph Roumier (CETIC, Belgium).
Music Linked Data Workshop, 12 May 2011, JISC, London.

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J-P. Fauconnier, J. Roumier. Musonto - A Semantic Search Engine Dedicated to Music and Musicians

  1. 1. Music Linked Data Workshop @ London | 12 May 2011 Semantic Search Engine Dedicated to Music & Musicians Jean-Philippe Fauconnier Joseph Roumier Fabrice EstiévenartMusic Linked Data Workshop, London ~ Semantic Musical Search Engine 1
  2. 2. A. Data schema 1. Based on Basic Ontology = Conceptual representation of knowledge in a given field ● Concepts form hierarchical sets ● Concepts are linked by semantic relations Hierarchy of Concepts Thing MusicGenre Organisation Person has for Genre Properties has for Band  abstract Band Artist  stylisticOrigin Properties Properties  ...  genre  band  ...  ...Music Linked Data Workshop, London ~ Semantic Musical Search Engine 2
  3. 3. A. Data schema 2. Data comes from ● DBpedias project 3. Data is potentially linked with For indexs creation ● Myspace | Freebase | Flickr | ...User & his/her query Ontological modeling Search Engine Linked w/ ... Generated documentsMusic Linked Data Workshop, London ~ Semantic Musical Search Engine 3
  4. 4. B. Search Engine features Faceted Search  All Artists born in 1958 Legacy Full-text Search  All Blues Band of 4 members  Rock n roll ; Joe strummer ; in the seventies. Fender ; Deep Purple ; ...  ... Scope of the faceted search Band Artist User & his/her query Internal Navigation  All bands from London Music Genre Label Town  All bands playing Surf Music  All bands signed to Polycord  ...Music Linked Data Workshop, London ~ Semantic Musical Search Engine 4
  5. 5. C. Methods Extraction of RDF Triplets from Dbpedia Dump ● Use Perl Language to treat Large Data ● Selection of relevant features of data ● Focusing to Popular music and Artist/band No composers, music festivals, albums, songs, ... Document generation DBpedia Dump Indexation Extraction w/ Perl DOCUMENT [ ... ] Champ Id : http://dbpedia.org/resource/The_Ventures <http://dbpedia.org/resource/The_Ventures> Champ Title : « The Ventures » <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type> Champ Abstract : « The Ventures are a band ... » <http://dbpedia.org/ontology/Band> . Champ CreationDate : 1958 [ ... ] Champ NbMembers : 5 ...Music Linked Data Workshop, London ~ Semantic Musical Search Engine 5
  6. 6. D. Pros & Cons Pros ● Based on an ontology Allows faceted search, use of semantic links and internal navigation ● Similarity search and Serendipitous Users can find documents unrelated to initial research Cons ● High Dependence on Dbpedia Server! Although the initial search can be operated without Dbpedia, the document generation depends entirely on DBpedia.Music Linked Data Workshop, London ~ Semantic Musical Search Engine 6
  7. 7. E. Contacts & Examples 1. Examples ● Try the project @ http://ingrid.cetic.be:64808/engine/ 2. Contacts ● Jean-Philippe Fauconnier, Master student, UCL jean-philippe.fauconnier@student.uclouvain.be @jpfauconnier ● Joseph Roumier, R&D, CETIC joseph.roumier@cetic.be @jrcetic ● Fabrice Estiévenart, R&D, CETIC fabrice.estievenart@cetic.be @fab_estievenartMusic Linked Data Workshop, London ~ Semantic Musical Search Engine 7
  8. 8. F. Annexes All annexes documents come from http://ingrid.cetic.be:64808/engine/Music Linked Data Workshop, London ~ Semantic Musical Search Engine 8

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