Semantic Annotation of Digital Music
In recent times, digital music items on the internet have been evolving in a vast information space where consumers try to find/locate the piece of music of their choice by means of search engines. The current trend of searching for music by means of music consumers’ keywords/tags is unable to provide satisfactory search results. It is argued that search and retrieval of music can be significantly improved provided end-users’ tags are associated with semantic information in terms of acoustic metadata- the latter being easy to extract automatically from digital music items. This paper presents a lightweight ontology that will enable music producers to annotate music against MPEG-7 description (with its acoustic metadata) and the generated annotation may in turn be used to deliver meaningful search results. Several potential multimedia ontologies have been explored and a music annotation ontology, named mpeg- 7Music, has been designed so that it can be used as a backbone for annotating music items.
Dr. Jawed Siddiqui, a Professor Emeritus of Software Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University is coming to FAST-NU Lahore Campus to share his views on Semantic Annotation of Digital Music.
Bio Brief of Speaker: Dr. Jawed Siddiqi is Emeritus Professor of Software Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He is also the Chair of British Computer Society Formal Aspects of Computer Science and President of National Council of British University Professors. Dr. Jawed Siddiqi has been the Director of the Computing Research Center, Professor of Software Engineering, Head of the Software Engineering Division and Associate Dean of Research in the School of Computing and Management Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University and was the Professor of Software Engineering in the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science.