Discovery similar tunes across different traditional European music corpuses with the ‘Patterns User Interface’

The Polifonia project formally ended on April 30, which means that the tools and software developed within this 4-year-project are released and ready for use. Today we look at ‘Patterns UI’.

3 May 2024

The Polifonia project formally ended on April 30, which means that the tools and software developed within this 4-year-project are released and ready for use. Today we look at ‘Patterns UI’.

The Patterns User Interface is a tool designed to allow exploration of European Traditional Music through a selection of search types, interactive network visualisations, tables and audio. A chosen subset of tunes can be identified using the search functions, the results of which link to a composition page dedicated to that tune. The composition page shows information about the selected tune as well as presenting a network visualisation through which related tunes can be found. More information about patterns of tune families can be obtained through clicking to navigate to that item’s dedicated page. The Patterns User Interface uses the FONN patterns knowledge graph as well as portions of the TUNES music knowledge graph as a source of data. 

Like many outputs from Polifonia, this tool is useful in the workflow musicologists. Patterns UI makes exploring and discovering similar melodies in different traditional European music corpuses easier.

The tool is built by a research team from the University of Galway: Rory Sweeney, Pushkar Jajoria and James McDermott, building on the work of Danny Diamond and Mathieu d’Aquin. The team also created a tutorial video, which we added to the tutorial video series on the Polifonia YouTube Channel.

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