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Representing chord sequences in OWL

Wissmann, Jens, Weyde, T. & Conklin, D. (2010). Representing chord sequences in OWL. Paper presented at the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2010, 21 - 24 June 2010, Barcelona, Spain.


Chord symbols and progressions are a common way to describe musical harmony. In this paper we present SEQ, a pattern representation using the Web Ontology Language OWL DL and its application to modelling chord sequences. SEQ provides a logical representation of order information, which is not available directly in OWL DL, together with an intuitive notation. It therefore allows the use of OWL reasoners for tasks such as classification of sequences by patterns and determining subsumption relationships between the patterns. The SEQ representation is used to express distinctive pattern obtained using data mining of multiple viewpoints of chord sequences.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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