9TH – 11TH DECEMBER 2019
SEMINAR HALL – IIT DELHI, INDIA
A MUSICAL PROGRESSION WITH GREENSTONE: HOW CONTENT ANALYSIS AND LINKED DATA IS HELPING REDEFINE DIGITAL LIBRARY SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE
Professor of Computer Science,
University of Waikato
Director of the New Zealand
Digital Library Research Project
David Bainbridge is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Waikato, and Director of the New Zealand Digital Library Research Project. He is an advocate of open source software, and an active coder on the Greenstone digital library project, and the spatial hypermedia system, Expeditee. His research interests include multimedia content analysis, and human computer interaction in addition to digital libraries.
He has published widely in these areas, including the book How to Build a Digital Library, with colleagues Ian Witten and Dave Nichols, now into its second edition. David graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Edinburgh University, UK as the class medalist, and undertook his PhD in Computer Science at Canterbury University, New Zealand as a Commonwealth Scholar.
Despite the on-line user interface transformation heralded in by the Web 2.0 revolution, conventional digital library software architectures — from which many of our leading Digital Libraries are formed—result in digital resources that are surprisingly static and disconnected from other online sources of information, and embody a “read-only” mindset. Taking a Music Digital Library as an example and leveraging from content analysis techniques and Linked Open Data (LOD), in this talk I will demonstrate a new form digital library that encompasses management, discovery, delivery, and processing of the content it contains — in this case musical content. Utilizing open source tools such as Greenstone, audioDB, and Apache Jena I will present a series of transformations to a musical digital library sourced from audio files that steadily increases the level of support provided to the user for musicological study. While the seed for this work was motivated by better supporting musicologists in a digital library, the developed software architecture alters the boundaries to what is conventionally thought of as a digital library — and in doing so challenges core assumptions made in mainstream digital library software design.
A Musical Progression with Greenstone: How Content Analysis and Linked Data is Helping Redefine Digital Library Software Architecture