Ontological representation of audio features
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Feature extraction algorithms in Music Informatics aim at deriving statistical and semantic information directly from audio signals. These may be ranging from energies in several frequency bands to musical information such as key, chords or rhythm. There is an increasing diversity and complexity of features and algorithms in this domain and applications call for a common structured representation to facilitate interoperability, reproducibility and machine interpretability. We propose a solution relying on Semantic Web technologies that is designed to serve a dual purpose (1) to represent computational workflows of audio features and (2) to provide a common structure for feature data to enable the use of Open Linked Data principles and technologies in Music Informatics. The Audio Feature Ontology is based on the analysis of existing tools and music informatics literature, which was instrumental in guiding the ontology engineering process. The ontology provides a descriptive framework for expressing different conceptualisations of the audio feature extraction domain and enables designing linked data formats for representing feature data. In this paper, we discuss important modelling decisions and introduce a harmonised ontology library consisting of modular interlinked ontologies that describe the different entities and activities involved in music creation, production and publishing.
AuthorsALLIK, A; FAZEKAS, G; SANDLER, M; 15th International Semantic Web Conference
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