Dissemination

This section points to informative material and initiatives presenting Polifonia achievements.

Publications

ARTchives: a Linked Open Data native catalogue of art historians’ archives

Title:ARTchives: a Linked Open Data native catalogue of art historians’ archives

Author:Marilena Daquino, Lucia Giagnolini, Francesca Tomasi

Publication:Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL)

Date:25.11.2021

Proceedings of Linked Archives International Workshop 2021 co-located with 25th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2021).

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Semantic Integration of MIR Datasets with the Polifonia Ontology Network

Title:Semantic Integration of MIR Datasets with the Polifonia Ontology Network

Author:Valentina Anita Carriero, Fiorela Ciroku, Jacopo de Berardinis, Delfina Sol Martínez Pandiani, Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Andrea Poltronieri, Valentina Presutti.

Publication:International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2021), Late Breaking & Demo session (2021)

Date:01.11.2021

Integration between different data formats, and between data belonging to different collections, is an ongoing challenge in the MIR field. Semantic Web tools have proved to be promising resources for making different types of music information interoperable. However, the use of these technologies has so far been limited and scattered in the field. To address this, the Polifonia project 1
is developing an ontological ecosystem that can cover a wide variety of musical aspects (musical features, instruments, emotions, performances). In this paper, we present the Polifonia Ontology Network, an ecosystem that enables and fosters the transition towards Semantic MIR.

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MIDI Representation with Graph Embeddings

Title:MIDI Representation with Graph Embeddings

Author:Pasquale Lisena, Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Raphaël Troncy

Publication:International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2021), Late Breaking & Demo session (2021)

Date:01.11.2021

In MIR, feature extraction has been extensively used for learning models of MIDI. We propose an alternative approach that relies on the extraction of latent features from a graph of connected nodes. We show that our MIDI2vec approach has good performance in metadata prediction.

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MIDI2vec: Learning MIDI Embeddings for Reliable Prediction of Symbolic Music Metadata

Title:MIDI2vec: Learning MIDI Embeddings for Reliable Prediction of Symbolic Music Metadata

Author:Pasquale Lisena, Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Raphaël Troncy

Publication:IOS Press (2021)

Date:01.09.2021

An important problem in large symbolic music collections is the low availability of high-quality metadata, which is essential for various information retrieval tasks. Traditionally, systems have addressed this by relying either on costly human annotations or on rule-based systems at a limited scale. Recently, embedding strategies have been exploited for representing latent factors in graphs of connected nodes. In this work, we propose MIDI2vec, a new approach for representing MIDI files as vectors based on graph embedding techniques. Our strategy consists of representing the MIDI data as a graph, including the information about tempo, time signature, programs and notes. Next, we run and optimise node2vec for generating embeddings using random walks in the graph. We demonstrate that the resulting vectors can successfully be employed for predicting the musical genre and other metadata such as the composer, the instrument or the movement. In particular, we conduct experiments using those vectors as input to a Feed-Forward Neural Network and we report good comparable accuracy scores in the prediction with respect to other approaches relying purely on symbolic music, avoiding feature engineering and producing highly scalable and reusable
models with low dimensionality. Our proposal has real-world applications in automated metadata tagging for symbolic music, for example in digital libraries for musicology, datasets for machine learning, and knowledge graph completion.

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Integrating citizen experiences in cultural heritage archives: requirements, state of the art, and challenges

Title:Integrating citizen experiences in cultural heritage archives: requirements, state of the art, and challenges

Author:Daga, Enrico; Asprino, Luigi; Damiano, Rossana; Daquino, Marilena; Diaz Agudo, Belen; Gangemi, Aldo; Kuflik, Tsvi; Lieto, Antonio; Marras, Anna Maria; Martinez Pandiani, Delfina; Mulholland, Paul; Peroni, Silvio; Pescarin, Sofia; Wecker, Alan.

Publication:ACM JOCCH (2021)

Date:01.01.2021

Digital archives of memory institutions are typically concerned with the cataloguing of artefacts of artistic, historical, and cultural value. Recently, new forms of citizen participation in cultural heritage have emerged, producing a wealth of material spanning from visitors’ experiential feedback on exhibitions and cultural artefacts, to digitally mediated interactions like the ones happening on social media platforms. Citizen curation is proposed in the context of the European project SPICE – Social Participation, Cohesion, and Inclusion through Cultural Engagement – as a methodology for producing, collecting, interpreting, and archiving people’s responses to cultural objects, with the aim of favouring the emergence of multiple, sometimes conflicting viewpoints, and motivating users and memory institutions to reflect upon them.
We argue that citizen curation urges to rethink the nature of computational infrastructures supporting data management of memory institutions, bringing novel challenges that include issues of distribution, authoritativeness, interdependence, privacy, and rights management. To approach these issues, we survey relevant literature towards a distributed, Linked Data infrastructure, with a focus on identifying the roles and requirements involved in such an infrastructure. We show how existing research can contribute significantly in facing the challenges raised by citizen curation, and discuss challenges and opportunities from the socio-technical standpoint.

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The Polifonia portal: a confluence of user stories, research pilots, data management and knowledge graph technology

Title:The Polifonia portal: a confluence of user stories, research pilots, data management and knowledge graph technology

Author:Scharnhorst Andrea, Admiraal Femmy, van Kranenburg Peter, Guillotel-Nothmann Christophe, Mulholland Paul

Publication:DARIAH Annual event

Date:07.09.2021

This paper takes as an example the envisioned portal of the newly started Polifonia project that interlinks resources from very rich, old, established archives while making optimal use of the latest semantic web technologies. In the project, ten research pilots, spanning from historical bells and organ heritage, classification of polyphonic notated music, to the historical role of music in children’s lives, form the driving force behind the development of the dedicated interface.

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Sequential Linked Data: the State of Affairs

Title:Sequential Linked Data: the State of Affairs

Author:Enrico Daga, Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Enrico Motta

Publication:Semantic Web–Interoperability, Usability, Applicability (2021): In-press.

Date:21.07.2021

Software and data for the experiments in “Sequential Linked Data: the state of affairs”

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Facade-X: an Opinionated Approach to SPARQL Anything

Title:Facade-X: an Opinionated Approach to SPARQL Anything

Author:Enrico Daga, Luigi Asprino, Paul Mulholland, Aldo Gangemi

Publication:SEMANTICS 2021, Amsterdam, September 2021. arXiv preprint arXiv:2106.02361 (2021).

Date:21.07.2021

SPARQL-Anything/sparql.anything

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Public Deliverables

Analysis of music repositories to identify musical patterns

Title:Analysis of music repositories to identify musical patterns

Author:James McDermott (NUIG) and Danny Diamond (NUIG) and Abdul Shahid Khattak (NUIG) and Peter van Krannenburg (KNAW) and Jacopo de Berardinis (KCL) and Andrea Poltron- ieri (UNIBO) and Albert Meroño Peñuela (KCL) and Raphaël Fournier-S’niehotta (CNAM) and Tiange Zhu (CNAM)

Publication:Report

Date:31.12.2021

Deliverable D3.2
Report on experiments with music representations to identify statistically significant patterns in available repositories of structured music information.

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Policy brief

Title:Policy brief

Author:Jesse de Vos (NISV, task leader), Valentina Presutti (UNIBO), Albert Merona Penuela (KCL), Marilena Daquino (UNIBO), James McDermott (NUI GALWAY), Marco Gurrieri (CNRS), Enrico Daga (OU), Andrea Scharnhorst (KNAW), Nicole Emmenegger (NISV)

Publication:Report

Date:31.12.2021

Deliverable D6.4
Reports, in the form or recommendation targeting policy makers, a summary of the project results so far and the lessons learned by all partners. (1st version)

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Roadmap and pilot requirements 1st version

Title:Roadmap and pilot requirements 1st version

Author:Thomas Bottini (CNRS-IReMus), Valentina Anita Carriero (UNIBO), Jason Carvalho (OU), Philippe Cathé (Sorbonne-IReMus), Fiorela Ciroku (UNIBO), Enrico Daga (OU), Marilena Daquino (UNIBO), Achille Davy-Rigaux (CNRS-IReMus), Christophe Guillotel-Nothmann (CNRS-IReMus) [Task leader], Marco Gurrieri (CNRS-IReMus), Philo van Kemenade (NISV), Eleonora Marzi (UNIBO), Albert Meroño Peñuela (KCL), Paul Mulholland (OU), Elena Musumeci (MiC), Valentina Presutti (UNIBO), Andrea Scharnhorst (KNAW)

Publication:Report

Date:30.06.2021

Deliverable D1.1
Outlines the modalities by which the resources, needs, objectives and quality standards of the pilots will be defined.

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Pilots development – collaborative methodology and tools

Title:Pilots development – collaborative methodology and tools

Author:Enrico Daga The Open University (OU), Albert Merono (KCL), Marilena Daquino and Fiorela Ciroku (UNIBO), Elena Musumeci (MiC), Marco Guerrieri (CNRS), Andrea Scharnhorst and Femmy Admiraal (KNAW), Raphaël Fournier-S’niehotta (CNAM)

Publication:Report

Date:30.06.2021

Deliverable D1.3
Describes the role of the Technical Board and the methods and tools used to support the collaboration and coordination of technical efforts from the partners towards the realisation of the ecosystem of software and tools supporting the pilots

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First Data Management Plan

Title:First Data Management Plan

Author:Femmy Admiraal (KNAW) Task lead, Andrea Scharnhorst (KNAW) Task lead, Enrico Daga (OU), Marilena Daquino (UNIBO), Elena Musumeci (MiC), Peter van Kranenburg (KNAW), Christophe Guillotel-Nothmann (CNRS-IReMus), Marco Gurrieri (CNRS-IReMus), Valentina Presutti (UNIBO), Marta Clementi (UNIBO), Albert Meroño Peñuela (KCL), Monica Turci (UNIBO), Eleonora Marzi (UNIBO), Antonio Puglisi (DP), Raphaël Fournier-S’niehotta (CNAM)

Publication:ORDP: Open Research Data Pilot

Date:30.06.2021

Deliverable D7.1
First version of a Data Management Plan (DMP) to support the management of the outputs of the project during the development of the project, and after the project has ended.

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Web presence and Polifonia image

Title:Web presence and Polifonia image

Author:Antonio Puglisi (DP, Task Leader); Letizia Scalise and Danilo Di Capua (DP); Yasemin Bagci (NISV)

Publication:Report

Date:28.02.2021

Deliverable D6.6
Development of a digital communication plan to present Polyphony and the results achieved by the project.
Development of the brand image of the project and the required communication materials.

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Plan for Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication of Results – 1st version

Title:Plan for Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication of Results – 1st version

Author:Yasemin Bagci and Jesse de Vos (NISV, Task Leaders); Nicole Emmenegger (NISV)

Publication:Report

Date:30.06.2021

Deliverable D6.1
The initial strategy for project dissemination and communication. This is based on a needs analysis of the different target user groups. Start of the Dissemination and Communication Team and the initiation of the editorial outreach calendar.

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Plurilingual corpora containing source texts in English, French, Spanish and German

Title:Plurilingual corpora containing source texts in English, French, Spanish and German

Author:Rocco Tripodi, UNIBO; Eleonora Marzi, UNIBO; Andrea Poltronieri, UNIBO; Valentina Presutti, UNIBO; Angelo Pombilio, UNIBO; Antonella Luporini, UNIBO; Peter van Kranenburg – KNAW; Entico Daga – OU

Publication:Other

Date:30.10.2021

Deliverable D4.1
Release of plurilingual corpora containing source texts in English, French, Spanish and German

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Software tool for pattern extraction

Title:Software tool for pattern extraction

Author:Danny Diamond (NUIG) and Abdul Sahid and James McDer- mott (NUIG), and Jacopo de Berardinis (KCL) and Andrea Poltronieri (UNIBO) and Peter van Kranenburg (KNAW)

Publication:Other

Date:31.12.2021

Deliverable D3.1
Open source software and documentation for the task of extracting musically meaningful repeating patterns from a corpus of melodies.

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Ontologies and knowledge graphs of music objects, patterns, and software package – 1st version

Title:Ontologies and knowledge graphs of music objects, patterns, and software package – 1st version

Author:Albert Meroño-Peñuela (KCL), Jacopo de Berardinis (KCL), Delfina Sol Martinez Pandiani (UNIBO), Valentina Anita Carriero (UNIBO), Mari Wigham (NISV), Andrea Poltronieri (UNIBO), Fiorela Ciroku (UNIBO), Christophe Guillotel-Nothmann (IReMus), Philippe Rigaux (IReMuS)

Publication:Other

Date:31.12.2021

Deliverable D2.1
Description of ontologies for musical objects (Score Ontology), patterns (Musicianship Ontology), and musical heritage metadata. Technical report of the software that transforms music collections into knowledge graphs according to these ontologies.

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Talks and presentations

The Polifonia portal: a confluence of user stories, research pilots, data management and knowledge graph technology

Conference Paper presentation by Scharnhorst, Andrea, Admiraal, Femmy, van Kranenburg, Peter, Guillotel-Nothmann, Christophe, & Mulholland, Paul at DARIAH Annual event 2021, Interfaces


Find the slides here and the recording of the presentation here at this link.

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Semantic Integration of MIR Datasets with the Polifonia Ontology Network

Conference Paper presentation by Valentina Anita Carriero, Fiorela Ciroku, Jacopo de Berardinis, Delfina Sol Martínez Pandiani, Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Andrea Poltronieri, Valentina Presutti at ISMIR 2021

 

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MIDI Representation with Graph Embeddings

Conference Paper presentation by Pasquale Lisena, Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Raphaël Troncy at ISMIR 2021

 

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Facade-X: an opinionated approach to SPARQL Anything

Conference Paper presentation by Enrico Daga (8 September 2021) at the SEMANTICS Conference.

 

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Polifonia: a digital harmoniser for musical heritage knowledge

Symposium by Enrico Daga and Simon Holland (9 June 2021) at the MIRAGE Symposium.

 

Find the slides here and the recording of the presentation at this link.

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Demo Research: Polifonia

Polifonia presented its first demo research at the Sonar AI Music and Festival (27.28 October 2021) in Barcelona.