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Exchanging musical metadata with IncipitSearch

Frederic von Vlahovits; Anna Neovesky

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  <dc:creator>Frederic von Vlahovits</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Anna Neovesky</dc:creator>
  <dc:description>IncipitSearch is a search engine for music-incipits. Incipts are a pragmatic approach for the cataloguing of notated music, in which a few bars of a score are transcribed. Concurrently, statements about the melodic characteristics of the music can occasionally be made on basis of these short fragments. Still, the IncipitSearch considers itself primarily as a counterpart to conventional thematic-bibliographical catalogues, as they have been presented in printed form for a long time.

Integration of repositories 

	different types of repositories (digital / analogue source catalogues, work catalogues etc.)
	different types of integrated data (RDF/XML, MARC XML, HTML)
	data aggregation via custom crawlers or IncipitSearch RDF metadata format in Turtle Serialization

IncipitSearch API 

• all aggregated content available as open data

• JSON API: elasticsearch endpoint

• can be used to implement incipit search functionality in other repositories

RDF metadata format 

• using vocabulary to add semantic information to web content

• data type MusicComposition with own extension MusicIncipit

• JSON-LD serialization to enrich web output</dc:description>
  <dc:subject>Digital musicology</dc:subject>
  <dc:title>Exchanging musical metadata with IncipitSearch</dc:title>
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