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Accidental Discovery, Intentional Inquiry: Leveraging Linked Data to Uncover the Women of Jazz. DH2015


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In this presentation we discuss the heuristic capabilities that the process of creating cultural heritage linked data may afford and the potential of integrating linked open datasets to facilitate and augment arts and humanities research.

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Accidental Discovery, Intentional Inquiry: Leveraging Linked Data to Uncover the Women of Jazz. DH2015

  1. 1. M. Cristina Pattuelli Pratt Institute, New York Matt Miller NYPL Labs, New York Karen Hwang Pratt Institute, New York ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERY, INTENTIONAL INQUIRY: LEVERAGING LINKED DATA TO UNCOVER THE WOMEN OF JAZZ DH2015 Sydney, July 3, 2015
  2. 2. Context: Linked Jazz Collect gender data Prep for music data mashups OVERVIEW
  3. 3. Art Kane, A Great Day in Harlem, 1958
  4. 4. <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> UNCOVER RELATIONSHIPS FROM TEXT
  5. 5. Identify the relationships among jazz artists and represent them as Linked Open Data. UNCOVER RELATIONSHIPS FROM TEXT    
  6. 6. MINTING MISSING NAMES Sample of 54 interview transcripts à 219 name instances/URIs missing from DBpedia and minted à 25 out of 219 (11%) minted URIs referred to women. These individuals were mentioned in our oral histories, but missing from major encyclopedic knowledge bases (Wikipedia and MusicBrainz) or massive repositories of bibliographic name authorities (LC/NAF and VIAF).
  7. 7. MORPHOLOGY OF LINKED DATA AS RESEARCH CLUE The bare data encoding, which is provided by the URI syntax <> revealed aspects of the data worthy of further investigation and suggests threads to new lines of inquiry through the lens of linked open data: Women in Jazz
  10. 10. Oral History Data Artist, Discography, and Session Data Performance [concert] Data
  11. 11. Interview with Mary Lou Williams conducted by John S.Wilson June 26, 1973 Smithsonian Institution Jazz Oral History Project Mary Lou Williams
  12. 12. Using  data  from  transcripts   processed  on  Linked  Jazz  to   explore  data  from  other   resources  
  13. 13. Cristina Pattuelli | | @cristinapattuel Matt Miller | | @thisismmiller Karen Hwang | THANK YOU! Questions? Linked Jazz Team 2015 Alexandra Provo Bill Levay Carlos Acevedo