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Title:When "Everything" is Information: Irish Traditional Music and Information Retrieval
Author(s):Weissenberger, Lynnsey K.
Subject(s):music information retrieval
Irish traditional music
non-Western music
information seeking
Abstract:As a global phenomenon, Irish traditional music has a tremendous following, while practitioners of Irish traditional music often disagree on shared aspects of their music culture. This provides numerous challenges when organizing traditional Irish traditional music for retrieval purposes. This paper describes the music information seeking and retrieval (MIR) challenges of Irish traditional music in terms of the physical paradigm and user-centered relevance, using as an example. Limitations of the physical paradigm are addressed, both related to the traditional music subject matter, and how current MIR systems fall short in their attempts to manage Irish traditional music. Additional discussions of user-centered relevance contextualize the problems related to music information seeking and retrieval with traditional musics. In the future, representations of music objects connected as linked open data, combined with multiple query capabilities, may provide a robust and flexible structure for traditional music information seeking and retrieval.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Weissenberger, L. K. (2014). When "Everything" is Information: Irish Traditional Music and Information Retrieval. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 496 - 507). doi:10.9776/14131
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Other Identifier(s):131
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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