Explore thousands of artists' biographies with the MEETUPS demo

The MEETUPS pilot  focuses on supporting music historians and teachers by providing a Web tool that enables the exploration and visualisation of encounters between people in the musical world. A new demo video gives a sneak peak into the interface.

18 September 2023

The MEETUPS pilot  focuses on supporting music historians and teachers by providing a Web tool that enables the exploration and visualisation of encounters between people in the musical world. A new demo video gives a sneak peak into the interface.

The MEETUPS Knowledge Graph – accessed through a Web tool – enables the exploration and visualisation of encounters between people in the musical world in Europe from c. 1800 to c. 1945. ​The system will make it possible to trace key points of cultural and musical exchange and dissemination, and meetings that were catalysts for musical change. ​These encounters will be explored in a timeline and map interface. All the data is extracted from artists’ biographies, mainly from open-access digital sources such as Wikipedia artists’ web pages. A total of 33,309 biographies were collected for knowledge extraction and construction of the KG. ​The case study will fill a gap by enabling users to discover, index, and cite musical encounters and make them first-class citizens of musicology research.

You can start exploring the biographies through a first demo here. As part of our Tutorial Video Series, a video is uploaded that shows how to use this tool.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N. 101004746